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  1. simon

    simon Guru
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    just joined a new gym, well fitness unit really so me & our lass can go together, anyway at the induction the trainer was showing us the lat pd & he said it should be done to the back of the neck ??? now i haven't done that for about 30 yrs cos of the danger rotator cuff injuries & smacking the back of yr head lol, has there been a shift in advice then that i've missed
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    I was taught never to back of neck
    Never have done
    It shortens your range of motion so only doing half the excercise
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    Schools of thought vary in phases just like clothing fashions. More recently I have seen a lot of mention of it being considered a fine exercise, but in my early years of training it was a huge no no in most muscle comics and books. This applies to just about every exercise and protocol as there is a huge industry relying on the confusion of trainees, as it helps sell books and supplements.

    .....so with that in mind....

    Go with your gut, trust your instinct, and listen to what your body tells you.

    I personally work on the philosophy that the best movements are the strongest ones. I don't go for extreme ranges of motion, and I stick to natural movements that mimic everyday activities. I pick things up (deadlift), I crouch down (squat), I do chinups (climbing trees) I do dips (lifting myself over a ledge). ....and so on. Behind the neck pulldowns have never felt natural to me, even when I had trouble free shoulder movement.

    Just do what feels right for you though.
     
  4. simon

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    cheers there, it doesn't feel good to me so i'll stick with doing it to my chest,
    love that, its a quality description lol
     
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  5. Jake

    Jake Grand Master
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    You can do it behind the neck if your careful, though I always do it In front
     
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    ta tolish....me staying in me chair...:D
     
  7. TolishAPurd

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    Wise move mate LMAO.:laugh:
     
  8. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Its just a variation on the lat pd to chest, hits the muscles slightly differently, you tend to employ more traps to the back of neck and be able to use less weight, its more dangerous than pd to chest and therefore generally not worth doing unless you are a bodbuilder trying to get max definition for show.

    stick to the basic compounds imo
     
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