It's every lifter's worst nightmare.
But for one CrossFit athlete, the nightmare became a reality.
Aiming for a 75kg snatch PB, Rachel Kenney lost balance and slipped backwards before dropping the bar above her neck.
Her trainer captured the scary footage...
Fortunately, the size of the plates prevented the bar from crushing Kenney's neck.
If you're looking for a safe barbell workout, check out the 500-rep unloaded barbell challenge.