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2006/07/16 14:39:40 (permalink)
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Behind neck press?

is this anygood for hitting the traps?

already do shrugs but just thought this may hit them towards the back of the muscle between the shoulder blades?

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    MT2006
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 14:58:25 (permalink)
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    I wouldnt do it, puts the rotar cuff under alot of stress. Heavy shrugs-infront, behind, dumbells, also deadlifts are a good trap builder
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 19:30:16 (permalink)
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    i never do behind the neck, its very uncomfortable and i feel the standard military press is alot better.
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 20:11:54 (permalink)
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    If you want to hit the muscles you mentioned then try some face pulls or any other horizontal shrugging movement.
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 20:15:23 (permalink)
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    I quite like behind-neck press, always feel like i get a better push than a military press. More 'raw'
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 20:17:03 (permalink)
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    The only exercise where you put the bar behind the neck is Squats, but thats just IMO.
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 20:49:18 (permalink)
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    i used to do the presses where you do it in front of your head and then behind your head (like rocky does)

    i was advised against them as i was told standard militaries were as good

    i liked them, but found as i put the weight up, the bar wasn't going as far behind my head, so i sacked them off

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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 20:50:49 (permalink)
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    oh, i nearly forgot

    i nearly broke my neck doing them as well with heavy weights

    i felt (and heard) it go at the top of my pec where it goes into the neck/shoulder

    put me out of shoulder work for a good few weeks
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 21:19:25 (permalink)
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    i loved doing behind the neck & rocky press's, until i fcuked a muscle in my neck which took nearly 2 months to clear up. best to stick to front press's

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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 21:41:38 (permalink)
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    Front/Back alternating presses are usually referred to as 'Bradford Presses' as far as I know.

    Like others have said, what's the point with them when you can just do the far safer front version.

    Some people can get away with them, some can't. It all depends on your flexibility and other factors.
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/16 22:04:48 (permalink)
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    it does feel to uncomfy - like some guys who do lat pulldowns to the back of the neck, the front is much better imo.

     
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    lewisfarminer106
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/17 09:49:15 (permalink)
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    thought so, just thought i get the general concensus of opinion

    thanls for the posts, think ill stick with military n shrugs
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/17 16:39:50 (permalink)
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    I do Military and behind the neck presses.

    I had the impression behind the neck presses target the rear delts whilst miliitary targets the front delts.
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/17 21:38:39 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Rob1985

    Front/Back alternating presses are usually referred to as 'Bradford Presses' as far as I know.



    That's right - although on the "back" portion you're only supposed to lower the bar to head level. Still, I wouldn't bother.
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    RE: Behind neck press? 2006/07/17 21:58:27 (permalink)
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    Best to stick to front press's.

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