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So I was at the gym a couple weeks ago and saw this dude doing a really weird exercise. It really boggled my mind because of how weird it was, but also how big and in-shape this guy looked. I mean, he was a good size, was semi-toned so you knew he worked out, but he wasn't fat or anything.

Anyways, the exercise he was doing had him laying down on the bench press. He had the barbell loaded up with a 10 on each side. He then proceeded to do a regular bench press motion, only instead of the bar moving up and down in relation to his chest, he was moving it up and down in relation to his neck. I wasn't curious enough to try it myself, but I can't see any sort of physical benefit to do an exercise this way. Anyone ever seen this done, or done this themselves? Anyone seen any other really weird, out there exercises done at your gym before?
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If he is pressing the same as a bench press but from his neck he is just working on a different part of his chest. Just stick to the basics and you'll be fine.

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If he is pressing the same as a bench press but from his neck he is just working on a different part of his chest. Just stick to the basics and you'll be fine.
Well it was like literally coming down to touch his adam's apple, and then straight back up. Unless he has extra pectorals located on his neck, I can't see a purpose for this exercise...
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Well it was like literally coming down to touch his adam's apple, and then straight back up. Unless he has extra pectorals located on his neck, I can't see a purpose for this exercise...
The neck was just his referance point, you'd still be pushing with the same muscles as a regular bench just from a different angle. Chest and Tri's being the most used obviously. Many powerlifters do "JM" press from their belly.

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I guess you're right, but that's incredibly contraindicated. I would never ever suggest anyone do something like that. To me, that's like shoulder pressing with the weight a foot out in front of you. I guess that would work the shoulders, but I ain't willing to find out...
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That's a stupid fucking excercise, but also great in idea. Doing something different. If you're going to do something that requires you to lower ANY significant amount of weight towards your throat, than do it on a machine OR dumbells so that clears your throat.

For instance, what if something failed or cramped in that guys body? He could have dropped 65lbs on his throat!

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The neck was just his referance point, you'd still be pushing with the same muscles as a regular bench just from a different angle. Chest and Tri's being the most used obviously. Many powerlifters do "JM" press from their belly.
I think that you would probably be using more shoulders than you would a regular bench.
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yea man i hear you. i saw something "wierd" one time too at the gym. thought i would try it and ended up looking retarded as heck. i dropped weights everywhere. if its "wierd" i wouldnt try it even if the dude was bigger than brock lesnar. def be carefull. cant do nothing when your hurt.

What was that you said about power to weight ratio? Thats what I thought.
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On the other hand, I also think that Good Mornings are a pretty crazy exercise and should probably never be done by humans, but maybe that's just me...

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i agree on the dont do it. if those are suppose to be "good mornings" then i really wanna know what are "bad mornings".

What was that you said about power to weight ratio? Thats what I thought.
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Yeah, it's just you.
I love good mornings, are you going to say deadlifts are bad too?

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Yeah, it's just you.
I love good mornings, are you going to say deadlifts are bad too?
You do not do good mornings! You are just saying that! Haha...

And deadlifts are God's gift to my back...
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On the other hand, I also think that Good Mornings are a pretty crazy exercise and should probably never be done by humans, but maybe that's just me...

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Basics has always worked for me.
I do change things up a bit, but nothing retarded like above(bar to the throat).
Good mornings, dead lifts, and squats are also very accident prone.
They work well, but you run a risk whenever you get into real weight.
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You do not do good mornings! You are just saying that! Haha...

And deadlifts are God's gift to my back...
Yes, i do good mornings. Nothing too heavy on that excersise but i like them.
Deadlifts are the best of ALL exercises period

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Yes, i do good mornings. Nothing too heavy on that excersise but i like them.
Deadlifts are the best of ALL exercises period
What should dead lifts be incorporated with? Back Days?
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What should dead lifts be incorporated with? Back Days?
I lift most of the weight with my traps, so I just throw it in on shoulder day...

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What should dead lifts be incorporated with? Back Days?
I do mine on my back days, and I have a whole day dedicated to just my back.
Here are some videos on how to achieve the right form for all the variants of the deadlift.

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I have been in the gym for years...I know more than the average person about lifting and what not. but for the life of me i can not get deadlifts to work my back like people say it suppose to...my form is good ( might not be the best but its good), but i just feel it in my lower back and quads, someone please explain to me how it targets the whole damn back ??? is it just from squeezing ur shoulders together and holding up a lot of weight??


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David-it's a lower back workout for most part.

Hec - I do mine on Back day. Unless you're doing staight leg dealifts for hamstrings.

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The coach of the Texas A&M powerlifting team recommended that (bench to the throat). It's good for the tri's. Hurt my wrists though.
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I have never done good mornings, I'd rather do a straight legged deadlift. If you want people to look at you funny just do some of those with a load of weight.
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