Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pressure on the carotid artery....

Olympic weightlifting coach Bob Takano used to talk about one of the dangers of a loaded bar resting too high on the neck during a Clean catch. The dangers involved the weight of the bar pressing against the carotid artery and cutting off blood circulation.....too much pressure for a period of time and we could get something like this.

This is the first time I have actually seen this happen.....yikes!