Thread: Behind the neck press
11-03-2005, 06:50 PM #1
Behind the neck press
Wats up everyone i was just wondering wat everyones take was on behind neck presses...ive read ppl say there harsh on the shoulders and others swear by them,so i gave them a shot today and i love them,they felt really GOOD...so i was just wondering wat everyone else thought of them?? if anyone has them in there shoulder routine..
11-03-2005, 06:57 PM #2
My neck and shoulders have been sore lately and I had no clue why.
I thought it was my pillow...
I was at the gym yesterday and my friend who has been lifting for years yelled at me for doing a behind the neck press saying that it puts a lot of strain on your neck and your spine.
I'm going to stop doing them and see if that helps get rid of the pain.
11-03-2005, 07:01 PM #3Anabolic Member
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I had been doing btn press forever. I was getting 275 for 6-8, however, my shoulders were always fukked up. Anyway, no more btn anything, including pulldowns.
11-03-2005, 07:06 PM #4
I spoke with a physical therapist and she said that as long as there is no pain during the movement and post-workout, you can perform the exercise. Not many individuals can perform this exercise pain-free. It kills my shoulders, so I stay away from them. You can really put up some massive weight on this exercise, though. I love them but my shoulders hate them.
11-03-2005, 07:11 PM #5
I'm gonna stick to the traditional military press and lat pull downs instead of having a chance to damage my shoulders more than they already are...
11-03-2005, 07:21 PM #6Originally Posted by striker93
11-04-2005, 01:48 AM #7
its easy to hurt yourself doing them with too much weight or not good form. id prefer not doing the myself than the chance that i may do one with not perfect form and tweak my neck or something.
11-04-2005, 10:39 PM #8
i do them, but carefully, meaning i only lower my upper arms to parallel with the floor or slightly below, and i don't let the weight go sloppy at all- it has to be in a strict up and down plane.
11-04-2005, 10:51 PM #9
I like 'em..and behind the neck chins.
It's about finding the correct 'groove' and not deviating from it.
I found this by rotating my elbows foward...this keeps my my wrist and shoulders in line. This, i feel, is the correct biomechanical groove.
I've been doing BNP since i started training...and that was 8 years ago
11-05-2005, 03:06 AM #10Banned
Originally Posted by Narkissos
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11-08-2005, 04:34 AM #11Senior Member
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i like seated BTN, i warm up, stretch them. and seated BHN presses are my first and heaviest exercise. my shoulders have no problems and ive used seated BHP now since high school. i am sronger in seated BNP then in front seated military presses. good luck
11-08-2005, 06:47 AM #12Originally Posted by Impitious
good for your friend.. behind the neck pull downs, and presses lead to rotor cuff issues..The answer to your every question
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11-08-2005, 08:30 AM #13Originally Posted by spywizard
Agreed, I learned the hard way, now I never do any movement behind the neck.
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