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Old 03-03-2014, 02:35 AM
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cable rows seem to work fine, didnt hurt my neck at all yesterday.

Low rows, diverging rows, all work fine. Anything not higher than chest level seems fine.

Anything "over the head pull" is to avoid for me I guess.

Feeling better now. Doesnt hurt anymore.

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Old 03-03-2014, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Kryogen View Post
Um, this is probably the best way to destroy your spine. Exactly what I am trying to avoid doing...
Not sure how bending over 90 degrees would destroy your back when all you would be doing would be leaning over completely supported by the table but if you see it this way than you misinterpreted my description.

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Old 08-04-2014, 02:32 AM
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Default Neck Muscles

You're levator scapula and upper trap both originate on the neck and a good deal of people will start to shrug their shoulders up towards their ears when they are struggling to move some weight around. If either one of those muscles are weak (upper trap is usually very strong) or if they are strained then that might be causing some of the pain. Also as a rule I avoid any behind the neck exercises for this very reason. It sounds like you are finding a way to work around it, but it may be worth speaking with a PT if you are interested in correcting the issue and hopefully rule out any neurological issues.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:35 PM
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My suggestion at this point is to hit up a neurokinetic therapist in your area. We have 5 in Quebec, all Montreal area. They will either be able to fix the problem or know what the problem is and tell you who can fix it in your area. Stop living with the pain.

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Old 08-24-2014, 11:07 AM
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Do squats. Thats not a back exercise I hear you say. Well do them anyway. Do them for three months and then try out your back exercises. Don't have to go too heavy to start with but with good form. Keep your chin up and after three months work up to body weight. Then start your back exercises.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:23 PM
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I do squats in my routine even with my low back badly injured. I use body weight and a railing on top of my porch to support me. It feels great to me. Low reps and slow.
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