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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

Dangle. With shoulders on, this is similar to cervical traction. With shoulders off the bed as well, you are getting some traction through the thoracic and lumbar. 

I tried this last night and somehow I dont think I was doing it right. It actually felt like there was more pressure on the back of my neck than less. Didnt really feel much stretching, felt kind of sore afterwards. Am I doing something wrong?
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

I tried this last night and somehow I dont think I was doing it right. It actually felt like there was more pressure on the back of my neck than less. Didnt really feel much stretching, felt kind of sore afterwards. Am I doing something wrong?

I did it too, it just felt like my head was resting on my traps.. maybe not for people with developed traps?
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It's not a general stretch. Its purpose is limited to reducing spinal compression through the neck. It doesn't even really feel like a stretch, per se. Do either of you have spinal compression problems in your neck?

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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

It's not a general stretch. Its purpose is limited to reducing spinal compression through the neck. It doesn't even really feel like a stretch, per se. Do either of you have spinal compression problems in your neck?

True, not that I know of. I just wanted to give it a try. My neck pain is back of the neck up into the ear. Think it's because I have super tight levator scapular or w/e it's called on my right side. I roll it out with a lacross ball then do some trigger point stuff with my hands just about 2x a day.
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I have persistent neck pain, not sure if it is spinal compression. The pain is in the back of my neck, near my hair line, probably in the scalenes. I think it is related to my head being pitched / posture issues.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post


True, not that I know of. I just wanted to give it a try. My neck pain is back of the neck up into the ear. Think it's because I have super tight levator scapular or w/e it's called on my right side. I roll it out with a lacross ball then do some trigger point stuff with my hands just about 2x a day.

 

Yeah. If you haven't got compression issues or degeneration between disks, I don't see this one helping you out much. It's not going to create enough force to stretch muscles.

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If you have pain on the side of the neck, consistently..it's probably an issue down the chain.
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

I can do +135 on dips 2 or 3 times and I don't consider myself particularly strong.
Though I am gonna brag about my new PR today...weighted planks +135 pounds for 1m30s today. smile.gif

Nah maybe not, but then again you have beastly arms.

 

My plank PR is only 55 lbs for 1m10s. Half a year ago I couldn't do them with any weight at all, so still decent progress.

Do you stand on knees and elbows or feet and hands? Arms 90 degrees vertical to floor and retracted shoulder blades? I'm not exactly sure on how to do the properly.

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Nah maybe not, but then again you have beastly arms.

My plank PR is only 55 lbs for 1m10s. Half a year ago I couldn't do them with any weight at all, so still decent progress.
Do you stand on knees and elbows or feet and hands? Arms 90 degrees vertical to floor and retracted shoulder blades? I'm not exactly sure on how to do the properly.
well, not like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt3aORShB7c
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

If you have pain on the side of the neck, consistently..it's probably an issue down the chain.

I know this is the conventional wisdom but thus far, I havent had any success with t-spine mobilization as a way to alleviate the neck pain. Have tried all sorts of foam rolling and stretching of the t-spine.
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

If you have pain on the side of the neck, consistently..it's probably an issue down the chain.

Correct! Low trap stain, messed up mechanics of levator scapula along with pec, tricps, and rotator cuff. All that referenced pain in the neck. It was a learning experience that whatever is referencing pain is most likely not the culprit.
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

well, not like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt3aORShB7c

charly shaved his head
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

well, not like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt3aORShB7c

I think I did them like his until recently when I realized it was probably bad form.

 

From what I can see, what he's doing wrong is:  

internally rotated shoulders / upper back too "bent"

elbows in front of shoulders

butt too high

arch too much

 

Correct?

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Nah maybe not, but then again you have beastly arms.

My plank PR is only 55 lbs for 1m10s. Half a year ago I couldn't do them with any weight at all, so still decent progress.
Do you stand on knees and elbows or feet and hands? Arms 90 degrees vertical to floor and retracted shoulder blades? I'm not exactly sure on how to do the properly.

I do this:

front-plank-exercise.jpg
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