This brutal weightlifting accident is not for the faint of heart.

Even though I knew it was coming, I still cringed as soon as the video started.

Here's the description given for what's going on.

The Weightlifters name is Tommy Dolan, and he's competing at the Irish Powerlifting Organisation (IPO) National Championship.

The snapping noise you hear is both his quadriceps tearing off the bone.

This was his opener and the first of the 3 lifts. The weight was 280kg (roughly 617lbs).

Ouch. Let's hope he has a speedy recovery.