I had a horrible experience while doing squats this morning
I usually place a flat bench below me when doing squats to guage how deep to squat to.
Today while setting a new PR with an extremely heavy set, I let myself go too low and accidentally let my butt rest on the bench.
BIG mistake, cuz once i let myself rest on it, all the weight stress immediately shifted from my legs to my back, which for a second, looked as though I was doing a ridiculous seated press.
I coudn't control the weight and had to lean forward to let the entire bar slide off the top of my neck. Thank god for the safety rack, otherwise i'd hate to think what might happen.
Though most of you experienced lifters would know this already ( and probably sound like common sense anyways), I just wanna point this out for those who don't:
Do not allow yourself to (even accidentally) rest your butt on a bench in the middle a heavy squat tuttut
I've gotta go look for some ice now, in case my lumbar hurts like mad tommorow.