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    hurt neck doing pull ups again

    this is the second time in the last month that while doing pull ups I hurt my neck.
    I would say it is about 1.5in left of my spine lower neck area and goes up in a line from there.
    Hurts to move head ect....

    any ideas?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    this is the second time in the last month that while doing pull ups I hurt my neck.
    I would say it is about 1.5in left of my spine lower neck area and goes up in a line from there.
    Hurts to move head ect....

    any ideas?

    thanks
    Are you turning your head while you are doing pull-up's? (looking at something, talking to someone, etc.)
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    Keep your chin down against your breastbone. This is a "neutral" position, and it is very difficult to injure your neck if you keep it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meat_Head View Post
    Keep your chin down against your breastbone. This is a "neutral" position, and it is very difficult to injure your neck if you keep it there.
    Good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imxfit View Post
    When I would take Army PT tests, I would hurt my neck a lot doing sit ups. It was usually because as I would start to fatigue, I would start using my hands and arms to pull my body up by my neck... Are you doing the sit ups with your hands behind your neck or cross your chest? If behind your neck, try cross chest.
    I believe he said he was doing PULL UPS

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    Thanks I will try next time keeping head down, I usually keep my head up or back I guess I tend to look at the bar for some reason.

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