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robinn3403

I can't stand it! I just can't stand it!!
New gym opening near my home here in Ft. Walton Florida.
All Hammer Strength & Life Fitness. Very well equiped. They have just about everything. Not like Gainsville Health & Fitness but pretty good for around here.

Anyway, asked if they had a Hammer 4-Way Neck machine. The supposed head personal trainer sd 'oh no! there a big liability! People have pinched nerves in their necks after using that machine'
( picture jaw on gym floor )
I'm sorry fellas but I just don't have much hope for the world of exercise when people like him & the people that told him that are 'educating' the uneducated.

I later told another one of the personal trainers there that the idea that machine causes injuries to the neck is absurd. Told her that the fast jerky style of performance of trainees is responsible for any injury of any kind.
She just nodded her head.
She really didn't know either.
Oh the humanity!
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Zabo

You are just too smart and intelligent for this world.Way too smart.
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Larry T

North Carolina, USA

robinn3403 wrote:
I can't stand it! I just can't stand it!!
New gym opening near my home here in Ft. Walton Florida.
All Hammer Strength & Life Fitness. Very well equiped. They have just about everything. Not like Gainsville Health & Fitness but pretty good for around here.

Anyway, asked if they had a Hammer 4-Way Neck machine. The supposed head personal trainer sd 'oh no! there a big liability! People have pinched nerves in their necks after using that machine'
( picture jaw on gym floor )
I'm sorry fellas but I just don't have much hope for the world of exercise when people like him & the people that told him that are 'educating' the uneducated.

I later told another one of the personal trainers there that the idea that machine causes injuries to the neck is absurd. Told her that the fast jerky style of performance of trainees is responsible for any injury of any kind.
She just nodded her head.
She really didn't know either.
Oh the humanity!


That's the party line answer in most every "fitness center" in America. Yet they have no problem with head harnesses attached to pulleys and they don't post signs saying "no neck bridging allowed".

Another example of conventional wisdom at work.
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admnautilus

Washington, USA

robinn3403 wrote:
I can't stand it! I just can't stand it!!
New gym opening near my home here in Ft. Walton Florida.
All Hammer Strength & Life Fitness. Very well equiped. They have just about everything. Not like Gainsville Health & Fitness but pretty good for around here.

Anyway, asked if they had a Hammer 4-Way Neck machine. The supposed head personal trainer sd 'oh no! there a big liability! People have pinched nerves in their necks after using that machine'
( picture jaw on gym floor )
I'm sorry fellas but I just don't have much hope for the world of exercise when people like him & the people that told him that are 'educating' the uneducated.

I later told another one of the personal trainers there that the idea that machine causes injuries to the neck is absurd. Told her that the fast jerky style of performance of trainees is responsible for any injury of any kind.
She just nodded her head.
She really didn't know either.
Oh the humanity!


Unfortunately this trainer is right!
It becomes a liability when you have no training protocol. If anything goes, then lifting becomes haphazard at best. I am sure these trainers know very little about proper exercise and its roll in keeping people safe. Trainers like Baye, Francis, Hahn, myself and many others on this site strive for safety first and proper form. You can certainly still train with great intensity through great form. Jeff
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Michael Petrella

Ontario, CAN

I own a private gym and couldn't see my floor without a 4-way neck machine. However if it was a more commercial style gym there would be no way I put one on the floor. As others on here have suggested, without supervision you would find someone to hurt themselves on the machine.

Michael
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Crotalus

It has amazed me that you don't hear of more claims from people suing their gyms. Law suits have been filed for hot coffee, peanut shells on the floor and other ridiculous things , I can't believe you don't see more greedy bastards trying to collect from a gym. Falling on treadmills, fingers pinched between weight stacks or tripping on weights that weren't put away would be things I'd be worried about if I owned a gym.

When I got permission to take my Trap Bar into Gold's each week, I'm surprised I wasn't asked to sign a release since it wasn't a piece of their equipment.

I guess if I wanted to be a typical sue-happy American asshole, I could have gotten 'hurt' with it and paid my house off early. I hope I'm not giving anyone here any ideas ....
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Larry T

North Carolina, USA

I don't buy the liability thing. My Gold's contract says they are not liable for anything I do to myself while working out, and they also claim that they're not liable if a piece of equipment blows up in my hands, because they didn't manufacture or assemble the piece. My gym manager agrees with me that he thinks more people get hurt dropping a 45 on their toe than would get hurt using the neck machine. He says it's about floor space and perceived demand by the club members.
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AJFan

robinn3403 wrote:
Oh the humanity!


I'm right with you there buddy!
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