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Horrific Moment Bodybuilder Tears His Pectoral From The Bone During Bench Press

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Horrific Moment Bodybuilder Tears His Pectoral From The Bone During Bench Press


The horrific moment a bodybuilder's pec rips away from his bone was caught on camera. Check it out below at your discretion.



In the video, Ryan Crowley, from the UK, is bench pressing while at a gym in Dubai. As he lowers the bar towards his chest, his muscle appears to pop outwards, away from his bone.

It was captioned: "WARNING GRAPHIC* With your help we have covered all of @ryancrowley97 expenses for surgery! Thank you!"

His trainer, who goes by the name Larry Wheels on Instagram, spots him as he strains while lowering the bar towards him.

It's not known how much he was attempting to lift when the accident happened last year.


Crowley, who on his own social media says he used to live in London, managed to raised money for the surgery needed through GoFundMe. The GoFundMe raised more than £27,000 in a week, from 1,300 donations.

In a later post on social media, Crowley thanks those who donated, saying that he wouldn't have been able to get his muscle fixed to 'the right standard' if it hadn't been for the extra money.

The procedure itself was only supposed to take an hour, but it ended up taking four hours after doctors didn't realise the extent of the injury.


They ended up having to reconstruct his pec muscle, because the tendon had ripped off the bone, and the muscle then came off the tendon.

It was the first surgery Crowley had ever undergone.

Crowley has recovered from the incident but explained in a social media post, one year on, he's a little bit further away than he'd hoped.


The 24-year-old believes he was destined to be a bodybuilder and is still working hard to achieve his dream.

Words by Amelia Ward

Featured Image Credit: Ryan Crowley/Instagram

Topics: Weightlifting

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