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    Does anyone know of any kind of neck strap accessory I can use with deadlifts? Thus taking the weight off my arms and shoulders? Recovering from a shoulder injury. A gym I went to a long time ago (since closed) had a hyper extension machine which worked like this. Could really get that squeeze at the end. Usually couldn't stand up right away after an intense set. Anyways, looked all over for some kink of neck strap. Only found the head strap neck strengthers. Don't want that much weight on my head. Thanks!

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    Ouch. I don't think that would be a good thing at all. Let it heal up, be patient.

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    wait you want to dead lifts with your neck?

    Im with bj... Ouch , i dont think that would be a good thing at all.
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    Well, I am talking about the strap being down at the base of the neck. So it wouldn't really put that much strain on the neck itself. The only issue I see would be if you went down too low on a straight legged deadlift, it might slide up your neck, which could lead to bad things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCameronMauch View Post
    Well, I am talking about the strap being down at the base of the neck. So it wouldn't really put that much strain on the neck itself. The only issue I see would be if you went down too low on a straight legged deadlift, it might slide up your neck, which could lead to bad things.
    ohh i see what you mean, more like resting on your shoulders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey4402 View Post
    ohh i see what you mean, more like resting on your shoulders?
    Yes. Exactly.

    There is that Manta Ray thing for squats. I could maybe have a chain go along that groove normally used for the bar. That would keep the chain from digging into my back. Just incase I have to rig up something.

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    I would love to see this head strap you use for DLs
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    It sounds like you need one of these:
    http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/im-0210.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doobs View Post
    It sounds like you need one of these:
    http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/im-0210.html
    That'd be for squatting
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCameronMauch View Post
    Yes. Exactly.

    There is that Manta Ray thing for squats. I could maybe have a chain go along that groove normally used for the bar. That would keep the chain from digging into my back. Just incase I have to rig up something.
    I could seriously see something around your neck/shoulders cutting off the blood flow to/from your brain. I get enough of that just from deadlifting the regular way. Not a good idea, dude.

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    The problem is, with my shoulder recovering, I can't deadlift at all. So I either this option or nothing. The main arteries are on the side of the neck. Something over my shoulders and around the base of my neck shouldn't cut off any circulation. That hyper extension machine I mentioned had no such issue. It worked awesome. It might have even been better than straight legged deadlifts, as it kept constant tension through the whole range of motion.

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    If you transfer the weight to your shoulders you are essentially doing a squat....in which case you might as well do some variation of squats.

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    You can buy neck harness' from EliteFTS or Ironmind (not 100% sure which one). Not sure how well they would work but you could look into them I guess?
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    Look for something different to do, like morning glory, squats, core exercises and anything else that doesn't target your shoulder injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCameronMauch View Post
    The problem is, with my shoulder recovering, I can't deadlift at all. So I either this option or nothing. The main arteries are on the side of the neck. Something over my shoulders and around the base of my neck shouldn't cut off any circulation. That hyper extension machine I mentioned had no such issue. It worked awesome. It might have even been better than straight legged deadlifts, as it kept constant tension through the whole range of motion.
    Their are veins/arteries in your traps that you do not want to cut off. Doing nothing would be better than doing this. How much weight were you using on the hyperextension?

    What is wrong with your shoulder, exactly?

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