Watch the horrifying moment when a weightlifter drops a heavy barbell and lands it on his NECK with a sickening jump


THIS is the horrifying moment when a weightlifter was seriously injured after dropping a heavy barbell on his neck.

The horrifying footage showed the young man losing his grip on the weight and collapsing on the floor in pain while training at Box Colosso in Fortaleza, Brazil.

The accident happened at a gym in Fortaleza, Brazil


The accident happened at a gym in Fortaleza, BrazilCredit: CEN
Footage shows the man struggling as he tries to lift the weight over his head


Footage shows the man struggling as he tries to lift the weight over his headCredit: CEN
The moment the heavy barbell crushes the man's neck


The moment the heavy barbell crushes the man’s neckCredit: CEN

According to local reports, the man now needs surgery after the shocking accident.

The chilling video showed the man lifting the heavy barbell from the floor and successfully bringing it to his chest — but it starts to struggle when he tries to lift it over his head.

He manages to get the weight up – but it overwhelms him and he drops the barbell.

The heavy weight can be seen with a sickening jump in the back of his neck.

The horror footage ends with the weightlifter lying flat on the ground screaming in pain while appearing to be shaking violently.

A Box Colosso spokesperson told local media that he needs surgery.

The man is reportedly still recovering at a hospital in Fortaleza.

The gym said: “The Box Colosso family, in solidarity with the MCSX student, wishes you strength through this note.

“And asks all Crossfit students, alumni and fans to pray for the health of our athlete, who unfortunately had an accident.

“The Colosso family continues to support him and do everything in their power to help him. We also pray for his recovery.”

An Instagram post from the gym said the athlete’s recovery was a “miracle”.

Crossfit is a high-intensity sport that consists of gymnastics, aerobics, and Olympic weightlifting.

It comes after horrific footage captured of a woman being crushed by a 400-pound barbell while exercising in front of her daughter.

The woman struggles with a device that appears to be too heavy, and she collapses under her weight on the sofa where the bar crushes her neck, killing her on the spot.

And shocking footage also showed a bodybuilder trapped under a 120kg barbell after it fell on his NECK during a workout.

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The amazing clip, captured on CCTV at the Genesis gym in Brisbane, Australia, shows Jason Layt lifting the massive weight without any assistance.

The 28-year-old, trying to beat his “personal best”, is then pictured losing his grip and suddenly getting stuck under the bar crushing his throat.