building up muscles.......

Ive been advised to slowly start building up my shoulder/neck muscles as ive had a lot of problems with this area since fracturing my neck

never used any sort of exercise equipment in my life so could really do with some advice

which would work better on the area i need to concerntrate on a rowing machine or a cross trainer?

thanks in advance

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Go to your local gym and a trainer will advise you.

Good luck!

I wouldn't worry about equipment. Just do push-ups and it will work your shoulders / neck / chest and back perfectly. It's an excercise that is so overlooked these days but is very effective.

Original Poster

i would try press ups but my arms cant support my body weight due to lack of muscle

4leafed

I wouldn't worry about equipment. Just do push-ups and it will work your … I wouldn't worry about equipment. Just do push-ups and it will work your shoulders / neck / chest and back perfectly. It's an excercise that is so overlooked these days but is very effective.



agreed, push ups, reverse crunches and a dumbell set is all i need to work out, no need for fancy machines

If you fractured your neck you should have had physio - if some time ago go back to your doctor and ask for physio again - they can advise you on any exercise and check to make sure there isnt any underlying problems
Edited by: "marmalade47" 28th Jul 2010

The problem is, muscle is built mainly with weight training, but out of those two machines, a rowing machine is best suited for adding muscle.

Original Poster

ive had physio on and off for the last 8 years and the problem is weak/wasting muscle that they advise i build up on
also tried hydrotherapy but nothing seems to help longterm

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as above get a trainer dont try alone with your injuries..
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