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El Pelele
10-10-2008, 07:56 PM
Do any of the experts on fitness here know wether it's true that those kind of pullups are bad?

I used to do them just with my bodyweight, without weight plates or any of that stuff, never got any sort of anything.

El Pelele
10-10-2008, 07:58 PM
But then again i'm just 19, so don't know if they're bad on the long run or something.

Daycrawler
10-10-2008, 08:03 PM
Yes. They can cause undue stress on your spinal cord and neck. You should only do it where it's in front of your chest. For example, you should just do a lat pull down machine and instead of pulling it down behind your back bring it down to your nipple line as if do bench presses, understand what I mean?

El Pelele
10-10-2008, 08:04 PM
Yeah, but I do them on parallel bars, not with machines. Anyways, I'll best steer clear of them.

Daycrawler
10-10-2008, 08:06 PM
Yeah, but I do them on parallel bars, not with machines. Anyways, I'll best steer clear of them.

Yeah I understood what you said. I was suggesting a different exercise that works the same muscle group. :)

El Pelele
10-10-2008, 08:06 PM
The only reason I tried them and actually did them in a routine (start with normal pullup, next behind the next, next normal and so on) was because I saw Rocky IV, and where he's training in the shed, he does those.

El Pelele
10-10-2008, 08:06 PM
Yeah I understood what you said. I was suggesting a different exercise that works the same muscle group. :)

oh ok then

El Pelele
10-10-2008, 08:28 PM
What about bench dips? I really really like this exercise, but stopped because I read that they are bad for the shoulders or rotator cuffs or something.

The ones I did were like this:

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Rickson
10-14-2008, 06:28 PM
BTN PU are very tough on the shoulders.

Il Mostro
10-14-2008, 08:02 PM
Just do lat pulls -- you can vary the position (neutral, wide, narrow) and safely work all the major and connector muscles.