Gyms are a great place to unwind in the evening after a long day of work or to kickstart your day in a positive direction. Although training is considered to be safe for most people, there are risks that can be fatal if the right precautions are not taken. On July 21, Delrie Rosario died after falling down on the treadmill and hitting her head at an LA Fitness Center in Washington.
Anyone who has been training for an extensive period of time is familiar with the reality of injuries in any athletic pursuit, be it for sports or simply to maintain a high level of personal fitness. It’s advisable to follow a proper warm-up routine before pumping iron or pushing intense cardio. Besides the physical, the mental aspect of training can’t be neglected and proper focus must be kept throughout the movements.
Powerlifting sensation Larry Wheels is known for his insane feats of strength in a range of different sports. Having been in the fitness space for over a decade, Wheels had his fair share of injuries. He picked up a shoulder injury in an attempt to bench press a huge 705 pounds in prep for competition. He could not complete the lift and struggled to rack the barbell as he only had one spotter behind him. Fortunately, he walked away without a serious injury and recovered in time for the contest.
Wheels suffered a horrific leg injury while pushing his boundaries in a lower body training session. He attempted a massive squat and nearly completed the movement until his quad ripped in half as he extended his legs straight.
Social media fitness influencer Bradley Martyn made a name for himself with his crazy workout stunts. His knack for blending entertainment with training earned him a huge following of over 4.4 million on Instagram. In one of his crazier stunts, where he tried to bench press a weight plate with a woman standing on top, Martyn suffered a gnarly injury that required 10 stitches inside his mouth.
While some injuries result in breaks from sports, others can potentially end careers. Bodybuilder Charles Griffen narrowly escaped such an injury in a chest training session. He ended up with a torn pec after performing a heavy set of incline dumbbell bench presses.
Strongman legend Hafthor Bjornsson injured his pec while participating in a Powerlifting competition at his home gym. His left pec muscle came off the bone as he attempted a 252.5-kg (556.7 pounds) bench press, which required him to undergo surgery.
Powerlifter Dan Bell was on the hunt to set a new World Record this season. However, he was forced to the sidelines after getting injured. He tried to lift an enormous 937-pound (425-kg) squat and suffered damage to his glute, spine, and discs.
Washington Mother Delrie Rosario Dies in Treadmill Mishap at LA Fitness
According to KIRO 7, Delrie Rosario, a mother of four, passed away after falling off the treadmill and hitting her head at an LA Fitness gym in Washington. The incident happened on July 21 when the 36-year-old was training with her sister, Marissa Woods.
“She tried to slow the machine down. I thought maybe she just missed a step. She just collapsed, [and] hit her head on the machine,” Woods said.
Woods reported some of the fellow gym-goers rushed over to help Rosario but none of the gym employees did. Rosario later died at a local hospital. Woods stated her sister will be remembered as “a mother first.”
“Always everything she did was for kids. She worked so hard for kids,” Woods said.
The incident follows after Indonesian bodybuilder Justyn Vicky lost his life in a squat mishap at a gym in Bali. The 33-year-old could not extend his legs while performing a 180-kg (396.8-lb) squat. He snapped his neck as the barbell rolled forward and came crashing down on him.