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    Default Behind the neck lat pull down is dangerous

    Hello,

    Behind the neck lat pull down is dangerous or what?
    Thanks & Regards
    Karande

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    To do the behind-the-neck pulldown as normally instructed, you must externally rotate your shoulders as much as possible. This is a very delicate position for your shoulders.

    The supporting muscles of the shoulders (known as the rotator cuff) are not in a good position to stabilize the joint and injury to those supporting muscles can result, which can lead to further injury in the connective tissue of the joint.

    On top of that, since most people do not have enough shoulder flexibility to get a straight line of pull behind the neck, they must bend their neck forward to even do the movement. This can result in neck strain on top of shoulder strain.

    This information also applies to the behind-the-neck pull-up exercise. The mechanics of the movement are exactly the same, the only difference being you're pulling yourself up instead of pulling the weight down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ardsam View Post
    To do the behind-the-neck pulldown as normally instructed, you must externally rotate your shoulders as much as possible. This is a very delicate position for your shoulders.

    The supporting muscles of the shoulders (known as the rotator cuff) are not in a good position to stabilize the joint and injury to those supporting muscles can result, which can lead to further injury in the connective tissue of the joint.

    On top of that, since most people do not have enough shoulder flexibility to get a straight line of pull behind the neck, they must bend their neck forward to even do the movement. This can result in neck strain on top of shoulder strain.

    This information also applies to the behind-the-neck pull-up exercise. The mechanics of the movement are exactly the same, the only difference being you're pulling yourself up instead of pulling the weight down.

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    Excellent quotes, would rep you but you just got some for your calf training

    Pull down to the front, safer and just as effective.

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    that is one of those exorcises that to me at least, looks like it is just asking to get yourself hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BolanRox View Post
    that is one of those exorcises that to me at least, looks like it is just asking to get yourself hurt.
    yeah, like good mornings, they look dangerous

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    Pulldowns behind the neck are dangerous.
    A person is only as big as the dream they dare to live.

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    LIke everyone else has said, yes they are dangerous.
    Here's the way I see it:
    Pulldowns to the front are much safer than Pulldowns to the back. Pulldowns to the front are just as effective as pulldowns to the back. So really doing pulldowns to the back gives you no advantage over to the front and leaves you at risk for injury, so where is the benefit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJosh View Post
    LIke everyone else has said, yes they are dangerous.
    Here's the way I see it:
    Pulldowns to the front are much safer than Pulldowns to the back. Pulldowns to the front are just as effective as pulldowns to the back. So really doing pulldowns to the back gives you no advantage over to the front and leaves you at risk for injury, so where is the benefit?
    Mine question is what will happend if we take creatine + dextrose with antioxidant cap like vitamin c and e.?
    Thanks & Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by karande View Post
    Mine question is what will happend if we take creatine + dextrose with antioxidant cap like vitamin c and e.?
    WHHHAAATT?!!!!
    No this is your question:
    Quote Originally Posted by karande View Post
    Hello,

    Behind the neck lat pull down is dangerous or what?
    "One of the worst things a young lifter can do is take advice from other beginners on message boards they usually have all the advice and none of the experience."
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    Quote Originally Posted by karande View Post
    Mine question is what will happend if we take creatine + dextrose with antioxidant cap like vitamin c and e.?
    imagine life as you know it instantaneously stopping, and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.... no wait thats what happens when you cross the streams....


    nothing out of the ordinary should / will happen. but wasn't this from a diffrent thread? Anyways if you just started training dont even bother with creatine. you will be wasting your money..
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    Got alot of work to do, Need some Ginkgo Biloba for muscle memory LOL

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    that photo is too funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BolanRox View Post
    imagine life as you know it instantaneously stopping, and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.... no wait thats what happens when you cross the streams....


    nothing out of the ordinary should / will happen. but wasn't this from a diffrent thread? Anyways if you just started training dont even bother with creatine. you will be wasting your money..
    Yeah, the one on how to increase testosterone (naturally) I believe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by karande View Post
    Mine question is what will happend if we take creatine + dextrose with antioxidant cap like vitamin c and e.?
    Quote Originally Posted by karande View Post
    Hello,

    Behind the neck lat pull down is dangerous or what?


    ????????

    LtL

 

 

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