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When Lifting, Keep Your Neck Straight

Lifting Tip: Keep Your Neck Straight

I admit it. I love to watch myself when using weights. It's not because I love staring at my toned muscles; it's because I'm checking my form.

It's great to make sure you're doing strength-training moves correctly, but if you turn your head to take a peek, you could strain your neck or upper back. So instead of glaring over at your deltoid, stand in front of a mirror to watch yourself, making sure to keep your neck in line with your spine. You can also have a session with a fitness trainer so he or she can watch you do your moves and give you pointers on how to perfect your form.

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mara_viajera mara_viajera 8 years
I would be the person that torques her neck by looking at her muscles. On a related note, my neck gets tired when I'm doing pilates or planks or lots of crunches. I look in the mirror, but can I make my neck stronger too?
MaggietheCat MaggietheCat 8 years
Heck I like looking at my muscles! I worked hard for them! Who's with me? Who doesn't look to watch your arms doing an overhead press? : -)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Good to know...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Good to know...
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