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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

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    lol welcome to OL, your complimentary pair of sore as fuck traps will be given at the checkout
     


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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    This is my situation. I have always had a misaligned and slightly forward protruding neck. Definitely a preexisting issue. Thanks for the suggestions. Will also try to keep the neck more rooted and scapula retracted. The worst is on push pressing and overhead press but I am even feeling it after benching, flys, hammers etc - all things that shouldnt really hit that area.
     


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    Snatched 96kg from the thigh yesterday, which was exciting and much needed for some confidence after Tuesday's crap workout. Although the knurling on the bar I was using tore up my pinky finger which kind of sucks. But I'll be damned if I'm going to let some skin flapping around get in my way.

    Also, am I weird for doing military/shoulder presses from my chest? Seems like most guys I see doing it stop with elbows at 90 degree angle, so the bar/DBs are at their eyes for the bottom of the movement.
     


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    The more you can (1) mobilize all of the muscles in your upper back/neck area and (2) improve you posture as a general matter, the less these exercises should be problematic. www.mobilitywod.com is a fantastic resource.
     


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    Do neck retractions too..

    Read all parts of this (this is part 1)\
    http://www.t-nation.com/free_online...performance_repair/neanderthal_no_more_part_i
     


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    I was having neck issues and a "sports chiro" suggested tripling up on upper back work to combat upper cross and it has largely worked.
     


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    Lateral raises (bent over), facepulls (almost daily) seem to be helping me.
     


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    Conditioning day tomorrow. Might try farmers walks. Want bigger traps, always found holding stuff makes my traps more sore then shrugs.
     


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    you need to talk your gym owner into getting you some quality eleiko bars, man those are nice. also the high hang snatch is excellent assistance, love them to death.. especially if you do doubles and triples with close to max weights.

    I PP/OHP straight from my jerk rack, usually reset for reps as well.
     


  11. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    If it's a conditioning day, shouldn't the focus be on conditioning rather than bigger muscles?
     


  12. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    Well I could just jog or go on an elliptical machine or something which is shit, but I might as well get some gains out of it from something like the prowler or a yoke walk.
     


  13. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    For sure. I love the prowler. I think it's one of the best conditioning workouts out there.
     


  14. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Mountain biking? Won't make you get bigger but it does use your whole body and your hamstrings can get quite tired from half standing up for so long. And its exciting.
     


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    No mountains in the fen and I can't ride a bike...........

    Starting to use the prowler was probably my best fitness decision this year.
     


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