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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. Flame

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    well, not like this

     


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    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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    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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    charly shaved his head
     


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    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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    I do this:

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