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!
Ouch. I don't think that would be a good thing at all. Let it heal up, be patient.
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.
I would love to see this head strap you use for DLs
I went to Rhodestown and all I got was this high cholesterol
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
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.
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.
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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