By Mark Felix
This video shows the painful moment one weightlifter got more than he’d bargained for.
Captured by a freind of fitness nut Dan Bianco, the footage was taken back in August in 2017.
It shows Dan along with a friend who is attempting to lift a metal bar with a belt attached to his chest while Dan holds down the far end of the bar.
All appears to go smoothly before the far end of the bar goes straight up into the air, hitting Dan in a rather soft and vulnerable spot.
Clasping his hands between his legs, Dan then falls to the floor in agony while his friend looks on in concern.
Dan said: “This happened in Philadelphia last August. I was reluctant to share it but I was finally convinced a few days ago. I was hit below the belt pretty good, but no severe or permanent damage done.”