The results of my Google search:Originally Posted by "missjane":33f2stt6
This University of Oregon study indicates there have been 5 deaths per year while benching since 2008. From 2000-2009 3 people died each year either during or very shortly after a marathon.
Once again, I have zero interest in impugning weightlifting, a form of exercise I love. The larger point is to use some common sense and not put yourself in a position where you are going to do more harm than good.