What are possible safety risks when doing heavy landmine exercises like variations of squats, presses or thrusters and how to avoid them? Since you are standing at the end of the barbell and because one end is partially fixed, it seems pretty safe, but if you train alone with heavy weights, you should always think twice. So I am interested in a safety analysis and maybe not so obvious risks and how to avoid them.
I particular am thinking of two sources of risks:
This may be because you just stumble during exercise or because you have a sudden pain (for example because you pull a muscle or dislocate a joint), and then let the barbell suddenly go.
For example if you are in bottom squat position and not able to stand up anymore because the muscles are fatigued.
For other more traditional lifts the safety is well analyzed, so for example if you do heavy bench presses alone you should use safety straps in a power rack. This would safe you in both cases mentioned above.
Olympic lifts or just military presses are (if done heavy) much more dangerous. The second concern maybe managed by using a good floor protection and bumper plates and good technique to drop the barbell in this case.