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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Good mornings bad for the neck?

    I was doing good mornings today when my friend came up to me and said they were bad for your neck. Is this true, or maybe I'm doing them wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrownyj View Post
    I was doing good mornings today when my friend came up to me and said they were bad for your neck. Is this true, or maybe I'm doing them wrong?
    i believe there was a post not long ago about neck pain and bar position with GM's. give it a search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrownyj View Post
    I was doing good mornings today when my friend came up to me and said they were bad for your neck. Is this true, or maybe I'm doing them wrong?
    The bar placement should be set on the traps, not the neck. If you feel pain, the bar is most likely on your neck.
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    I do them low bar (bar resting on rear delts).

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    that brings up a Q i have, my lower back always kills after deadlifts .... whys that and how can i fix it? or is that suppose to happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFM8241988 View Post
    that brings up a Q i have, my lower back always kills after deadlifts .... whys that and how can i fix it? or is that suppose to happen?
    That's normal. You can't really "fix" it per say, but you can look into a foam roller, they work wonders!
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    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...t=good+morning

    There's a link in this thread to a video by Sensei showing Good Mornings, and it helped me out. See where he places the bar (low) and where he grips it also. Keep your upper back strong and the bar will stay in place and off your neck. Having a wide grip helps me control the bar better too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFM8241988 View Post
    that brings up a Q i have, my lower back always kills after deadlifts .... whys that and how can i fix it? or is that suppose to happen?
    If you've only been pulling for a short while, then yes its normal to feel muscle pain from your traps all the way through your calves.
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    God I hope they're not bad for your neck. I've been doing them for years... my neck might be screwed...

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    God I hope they're not bad for your neck. I've been doing them for years... my neck might be screwed...
    Haha, yeah, ^ he's the guy to ask. If your using proper form, good mornings, deadlifts, all these tried and true lifts are nothing but good for you.

    Hint: Don't use mirrors.

    As far as the low back thing, I like to stretch by laying on the floor on my back and throwing one leg over the other and twisting my low back with one hand on my low back for support and push it till it pops. Some people can't get their back to pop but this is still a good stretch to relieve tension in those disks.

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    i used to feel it on my neck also, but make sure the bar is on your traps. Also, push your elbows in to make your trap sturdy and pull on the bar with both hands to keep the bar more stationary. Start with low weight to develop form and slowly move up.
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