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by carlito
Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Overactive upper traps
Replies: 20
Views: 8661

Overactive upper traps

Hello, I'm having more issues around my upper back, specifically upper traps/levator scapulae. they seem to just get so tight and takeover movements, for instance I just did some lateral and front raises, made sure to pinch my scapula aswell as depress it, but the upper traps seem to get the most ou...
by carlito
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 77708

Re: Neanderthal no more question

(i found a gym with a squat rack) i am nearing the end of the last part of the program and I really am not seeing improvements with my lordosis :( it looks like i am going to have to endure jokes about me having a "fat ass" forever.... the best I can do is, when standing next to a mirror, is squeez...
by carlito
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prone Y, Scapula issues
Replies: 7
Views: 4904

Re: Prone Y, Scapula issues

Are their any good alternatives to face pulls? As I don't have access to a public gym, I could try and make one through pullys and cables though. I've tried to do dumbell rows too, but I find the rear delts just do all the work rather than the middle back. I will give rear delt flys a go though. Tha...
by carlito
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prone Y, Scapula issues
Replies: 7
Views: 4904

Re: Prone Y, Scapula issues

Yeah It's not that exercise. Here's a link showing the one I'm trying to do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3EHKNZ0ack" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It looks a simple exercise and is probably supposed to be, but I can't do it anywhere near as shown in that video, which leads me to ...
by carlito
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prone Y, Scapula issues
Replies: 7
Views: 4904

Prone Y, Scapula issues

I'm having trouble performing this exercise (prone y) properly. I seem to just progress into a plank exercise when I attempt to depress the scapula. I seem to have limited to non-existant thoracic extension + I'm upper trap dominant and have been for some time, shrugs will just send me into spasms a...
by carlito
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle imbalances
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

I'm not sure that they would, unless they were one armed pull ups or something unilateral, then again could be wrong. Might give it a go though, happen to own a pull up bar that hangs on the architrave of doorways.
by carlito
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle imbalances
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

Fair enough, I'll try and improve it.
by carlito
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle imbalances
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

uhh no and no, just because a few punctuation areas its suddenly become hex code or some bull$h1t? if you dont wanna read the thread, dont bother posting in it.
by carlito
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle imbalances
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

I understand it's difficult over the net, I'll try to explain as best I can and hope you can help, it's almost a last resort as I've been to chiro, docter's, physio etc. To be honest the cause was something along the lines of stupidly doing neck side bridges and other neck exercises which focused on...
by carlito
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Muscle imbalances
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

Muscle imbalances

Ok, I've had this problem for about 2 years now which is an imbalance in the lumbar erector, possibly QL and oblique too, and also in the cervical region both on the right side. I've struggled to really improve it, I've been doing unilateral work like neck rotations and suitcase deadlifts for the le...