A young athlete, whose identity has not been revealed, was hit with an iron blow while training for weightlifting at a training academy in the city of Fortaleza, Ceará. The incident was recorded by a regular cell phone – and the pictures are powerful. He needed hospitalization and is expected to have surgery in the next few days.
The video of the accident, which took place on Friday morning (24), shows the boy, wearing shorts and a red hat and no shirt, preparing to lift a bar with weights. At first, he squats, testing the grip of the penis with his hands. Then he stands, walks away for a few seconds, notices the object and then approaches again, bends down and grabs the rod, raising it to shoulder height.
Then he tries even harder to raise it above his head. At that moment, he grunts, loses his balance under his own weight and falls into a sitting position. The bar ends by hitting him in the back of his neck, in the cervical spine, causing his head to move rapidly forward. Then he falls backwards and no longer gets up, appearing to be unconscious.
The accident took place in Fortaleza, in Box Colosso, and the video ended up spreading through social media. Group training — similar to CrossFit, a brand gyms use with permission — is a form of physical exercise that includes gymnastics, weightlifting, and aerobics.
a UOL I contacted Box Colosso to find out more details about what happened and also to get information about the athlete’s health status, but until this report closed, the company had not responded.
And the management of the fund stated in a message posted on social media that, “Unfortunately, accidents happen. The family of BoxColoso, in solidarity with the student, comes through this note, to wish strength and ask all students, former students and fans of a way to pray for the health of our athlete, who unfortunately had an accident. ‘, says the text.
The administration continues, in the statement: “It hurts him, it hurts his family, and it hurts us too much to have to relive moments of pain, seeing people sharing powerful photos, asking questions, without even caring who really needs attention right now.” “Colosso’s family supports him and does everything we can to help him, and we also pray for his recovery, as we would with any human being going through something very difficult.”
In search of information about the boy’s health condition, he UOL He called the city hall of Fortaleza, who was informed that he would not be admitted to a general hospital. According to the information, he was being treated in a private hospital in the city.
cervical spine trauma
According to brain and spine neurosurgeon Wanderley Cerqueira de Lima, any exercise without proper guidance can lead to impact hazards that will stretch ligaments, cervical muscles, and even injure the vertebrae, nerves, spine and spinal cord.
“Depending on the degree of injury, the patient may experience pain, eventually feel weakness in the arms, may eventually experience weakness in the legs if the spinal cord is injured, and, at times, may even develop quadriplegia. The patient experienced a trauma to the cervical spine, when A mechanism known as a “whip” occurs, meaning that the spine suddenly moves back and forth, damaging ligaments, muscles and the spinal cord itself, which is in the center of the cervical spine,” explains Lima, recalling that this type of mechanism commonly occurs in car accidents.
Training should be supervised by professionals.
Physical educator Luis Martins, who has been training athletes at Hangar 193 Crossfit in Sao Paulo for 12 years, regretted the accident and said it was very important for people to choose where they would train well, adding that training in the method should always be accompanied An experienced professional. “It takes a series of courses to train other people in this sport,” he warns.
“Here in Brazil, CrossFit has been certified by an international body. However, we can’t prevent physical education professionals and gym entrepreneurs from allowing anyone to do their specific training in the gyms. Even crossfit training. From what I know, In this case in Fortaleza, the boy was doing random individual training.”
The neurosurgeon agrees with the physical educator. He believes that the technique of weightlifting should not be done alone and randomly, but should be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced coach. “If someone lifts weight inappropriately, they can injure ligaments and muscles. You have to avoid sudden shocks so as not to strain the muscles and, above all, not to damage the cervical spine.”
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