Bodybuilder Justyn Vicky, 33, dies in ‘freak accident’ after gym barbell falls on neck as heartbroken pals pay tribute

FITNESS influencer Justyn Vicky has died aged 33 after a tragic accident at a gym as he attempted to squat-press 210kg.

The young bodybuilder, who boasted nearly 30,000 Instagram followers, died shortly after the horror accident in Sanur, Bali.

@justynvickybali_island/CENFitness trainer Justyn Vicky, 33, died after the tragic accident in Bali[/caption]

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The bodybuilder, nutritional advisor, and personal trainer was strength-training at The Paradise Bali gym on July 15 when the mishap took place.

Footage shows how the 33-year-old from East Java, Indonesia, grunts while trying to extend his legs as the heavy bar weighs down upon his shoulders.

As he struggles to stand upright, the lone spotter behind him is completely helpless as Justyn falls onto his bum seconds later.

As the influencer hits the floor, the stacked barbell comes crashing down onto the back of his neck, pushing his head forward at a gruesome angle.

He then drops backwards to the floor in front of horrified gymgoers.

After the accident, Justyn was rushed to a local hospital with a broken neck and critical compression of vital nerves connecting to his heart and lungs.

He died shortly after an emergency operation, despite the surgeons’ best efforts.

Justyn was well-known in Bali’s bodybuilding community and they are grieving his loss.

The Paradise Bali gym later said in a tribute on social media: “To our dear Justyn, your impact on our lives is immeasurable.

“Your legacy will live on through the countless lives you’ve touched, the transformations you’ve inspired, and the love and passion you infused into every moment we spent together.

“Rest peacefully, dear friend. You will forever remain in our hearts.”

His friend Gede Sutarya wrote: “Vicky was a good person, polite, and sociable. He always shared knowledge about the gym. He also advised friends at the gym to be cautious and not exceed their capabilities during training.

“Only we ourselves can measure our own abilities. May Mas Vicky rest peacefully in the embrace of God and find a worthy place,” he told the Bali Express.


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