Power Lifter Drops 683 lbs On His Chest (Video)

How many guys does it take to spot a 683-pound bench press?  The answer to that question is three.  However, the presence of such assistance still does not guarantee the safety of the lifter.  As a case in point, we bring you this clip of Andrew Malanichev’s “collapse” at the Russian Cup of Titans in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Some people will tell you that good help is hard to find, but for Malanichev that is nothing short of a gross understatement.  And all it took was the weight of almost 700-pounds barreling down on his chest to realize that.

I’m still trying to figure out what the applause at the end was for.

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