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Old 07-09-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
Ilya Gurman
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Should I do pull-ups with strained back muscles?

My upper back muscles are strained, and doing pull ups feels extremely uncomfortable, but I can handle it.

The question is, should I ignore the discomfort and just do the pull ups regardless of the strained muscles, or should I wait a day or two so the muscles will heal?

Is the fact that a muscle is strained, affect it's ability at the moment or it's ability to develop?
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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Re: Should I do pull-ups with strained back muscles?

I would think rest is the best option here, how did you strain them?
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:55 AM   #3
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Re: Should I do pull-ups with strained back muscles?

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I would think rest is the best option here, how did you strain them?
my first serious pull ups workout.. 2 days ago
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:39 AM   #4
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Re: Should I do pull-ups with strained back muscles?

I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago during a pull-up workout. Couldn't move my neck for two days. In my opinion, you would serve yourself best by icing for the first 48, and giving it a week to heal before you do any serious exercise that involves the back and shoulder muscles.

I spent the next week concentrating on running and legs.

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