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    Using a barbell while on a cross trainer?

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    I want to know if there is anything wrong with using a barbell while on a cross trainer??

    I read that it is bad for you to use freeweights while doing cardio because of the strain it puts on your shoulder joints, but if using a barbell across my back as if I were to do squats is a bit different... and talk about INTENSITY!

    So good or bad? Cheers

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    Sounds dangerous and I'd wager there's a more efficient way to elicit the adaptation you're hoping to stimulate.

    Do you have access to a prowler?

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    I would think a weight vest would be a safer approach. Trying to hold onto a barbell while on a cardio machine sounds like the set-up for a nasty accident.

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    I concur, sounds like a good recipe for an emergency room visit. I second the suggestion for a weight vest - you will get the effect you want in a safe fashion.

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    You might end up starring in one of those Gym Fail videos on YouTube...

    *cringe*

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