Fitness influencer Justyn Vicky, 33, was struck and killed by a bar while trying to squat 210kg in a horrific accident
- The bodybuilder was strength training at The Paradise Bali gym on July 15.
- He was rushed to hospital with a broken neck and critical nerve compression.
A fitness influencer has been killed by a barbell while trying to squat 210kg in a horrifying accident.
Justyn Vicky, 33, was strength training at The Paradise Bali gym in Sanur and died shortly after the freak accident on July 15.
The bodybuilder, nutritional consultant and personal trainer has 30,000 followers on Instagram.
Following 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 best efforts of the surgeons to save his life.
Fitness influencer Justyn Vicky, 33, was killed by a barbell while trying to squat 210kg in a horrifying accident
Vicky was strength training at The Paradise Bali gym and died shortly after the freak accident in Sanur on July 15.
Justyn, from East Java, Indonesia, was trying to extend his legs as the heavy bar weighed down on his shoulders, but he was struggling to stay upright.
The lone watcher behind him was completely helpless as Justyn fell to the ground, the stacked bar smashing into the back of his neck.
Those close to Justyn and other fitness gurus have paid tribute to their ‘dear friend’ on social media following the accident.
Gede Sutarya wrote: ‘Vicky was a good person, educated and sociable. She always shared knowledge about the gym. She also advised friends at the gym to be cautious and not exceed her capabilities during training.
‘Only we ourselves can measure our own abilities. May Mas Vicky rest in peace in God’s embrace and find a dignified place.’
Paradise Bali gym later said in a social media tribute: ‘To our beloved Justyn, her impact on our lives is immeasurable.
Your legacy will live on through the countless lives you have touched, the transformations you have inspired, and the love and passion you infused into every moment we spent together.
‘Rest in peace, dear friend. You will always remain in our hearts.
Another friend commented: ‘He was always full of positive vibes and kept me motivated.
‘I will never forget its impact on my fitness journey. It’s a tough defeat, but we’ll keep his spirit alive.’
The bodybuilder, nutritional consultant and personal trainer has 30,000 followers on Instagram
The Paradise Gym in Bali, where Justyn worked out before the horrific accident happened, paid tribute to him on social media.
After the accident, Justyn was rushed to a local hospital with a broken neck and critical compression of vital nerves, but she could not be saved.
The fitness guru died in a freak accident while doing squats in the gym as people close to him paid tribute to his “dear friend.”