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The Hidden Dangers Of Weightlifting

by: JamieD On  Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tags:  Weightlifting  

dumbbell-weight-fastener1Total Pro Sports – Many males (and females as well) have become aware of the dangers that the sport of weightlifting can cause to a man’s penis.  These risks are usually associated with the use of steroids, but one man found another way to jeopardize his manhood while pumping some iron.

Weights and other weightlifting equipment was created with the intention of enhancing muscles, but there is one muscle in particular they were not meant to be used on.  That would be a man’s penis.  Wondering why?  Look no further than the story of this man from Newport Beach.

In what firefighters described as a once-in-a-lifetime call, officials with the Costa Mesa Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue squad were summoned early Tuesday morning to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach to save another man’s penis from perishing.

The man, whom authorities declined to identify, other than saying that he was in his 50s, had apparently put his penis through the hole of a steel, ring-shaped dumbbell weight fastener, two or three days earlier.

The device got stuck, and he couldn’t remove it. The penis had blackened and swollen to five times its normal size, authorities said. In order to remove the ring, firefighters had to use a saw to cut through it.

“They said his comment was, ‘This will make me the chief of my tribe,’” said Costa Mesa Battalion Chief Scott Broussard, who like others in the department, heard about the incident the next morning.

The man thought the weight from the steel object would make his organ longer, but what he did to it almost rendered it useless, authorities said.

The steel collar-like fastener cut off circulation to the man’s penis, said Capt. Dave Kearley. As a result, blood could not flow out of it, and it swelled to the point that the man couldn’t remove the ring, Kearley said. [Daily Pilot]

As for taking the ring off the man’s penis, that was yet another adventure the Fire Department would have to embark on.

Staff kept him in the hospital under a psychiatric hold and called the Fire Department to come remove the item because they didn’t have the tools to do it, Broussard said. Medical personnel tied down the man to a table and sedated him for the emergency, he said.

Firefighters had to don full surgery garb, including masks and scrubs.

The men constructed a watering system to keep the sparks from the sawing — which were flying half-way across the room — from injuring the patient as they cut through the inch-thick ring around his penis.

The delicate procedure took two hours.

Unfortunately, not everyone can be blessed with a large male member and sometimes it seems as though males will do anything to change that.  While we would suggest sticking with the penis enhancement pills that have overtaken our televisions, I can only assume that this man was looking for something more along the lines of this female version of weightlifting equipment, but in male form of course.

Hat Tip – [Barstool Sports]





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