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Can a backpack give you nice traps and shoulders???

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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

How else would I phrase it. I'm a bit embarassed for the being vain enough to wish that all the times I endure great pain, while carrying my backpack, I just recite my mantra, Great traps, Great traps, or Great Shoulders...

What muscles or muscle area can we develope when we carry our heavy loads???

Another very serious QUESTION!!!

Can a backpack be bad for our health???? I've heard of this thing called, I can't spell the word, but its a Spine problem, sounds like ESCOLIOSIS, your spine becomes an S shape.... and this due to one side carrying all the weight.

My backpack is China made... and BROKE, I mean straps, when I was in KL. I am throwing it way, coz that thing was with me for 6 months in southeast Asia. The other strap broke again last week, and somehow it made the weight HEAVIER...

I just tie the straps... with the handles.... At this point I am as ESL as a Japenese university student. I can't describe my backpack condition. In simple terms, its old and worn out as skin shed by a rattle snake. I am a bit worried, coz it could be damaging my spine.

This is my DEBUT in this side of the forum, so please answer my question. Coz I still have 5 cities to go with that extremely heavy backpack. The only consolation is the though of having GREAT TRAPS, when I leave China. I coulds wear my KHAOSAN road sleeveless shirts with new Toned Shoulders.

2. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

I would imagine the effect on toning/increasing muscles would be very minimal. Go to the gym. As for damaging your back, an overweight or poorly designed rucksack could cause problems but these are more likely to be caused from lifting in the wrong way.

3. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

This is sad. I don't have a gym in my town. Its really going to give me great traps. Well the straps are broken, so I could be carrying too much weight on one side. I know its really stupid. I should have bought a new backpack.

4. Posted by blondesock (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

glue some wheels on the back in place of the straps and ride it... you'll get to where you're going quicker and cooler with the air blowing all around you. Failing that, invest in a new one or get a shoe repair man to fix it for you, they're good at that sort of thing...

5. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting blondesock

glue some wheels on the back in place of the straps and ride it... you'll get to where you're going quicker and cooler with the air blowing all around you. Failing that, invest in a new one or get a shoe repair man to fix it for you, they're good at that sort of thing...

for a while I thought you are serious about the wheels. I've three cities to go. I would just have to live with this heavy burden.

My backpack is the worst in the world. It pulls it weight downward. I dont know why. No need to answer that inquiry. I dont look like the LOGO of travellers point when I am carrying it. tHAT logo, backpack is so high, almost above the head.

My is like, a fat monkey hanging on my back and is trying to hit its back on the ground. NOW DO YOU GET THE PICTURE?

6. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Haha, hilarious.

7. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

My backpack is the worst in the world. It pulls it weight downward. I dont know why. No need to answer that inquiry. I dont look like the LOGO of travellers point when I am carrying it. tHAT logo, backpack is so high, almost above the head.

My is like, a fat monkey hanging on my back and is trying to hit its back on the ground. NOW DO YOU GET THE PICTURE?

hahaha.

8. Posted by blondesock (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting blondesock

glue some wheels on the back in place of the straps and ride it... you'll get to where you're going quicker and cooler with the air blowing all around you. Failing that, invest in a new one or get a shoe repair man to fix it for you, they're good at that sort of thing...

for a while I thought you are serious about the wheels. I've three cities to go. I would just have to live with this heavy burden.

My backpack is the worst in the world. It pulls it weight downward. I dont know why. No need to answer that inquiry. I dont look like the LOGO of travellers point when I am carrying it. tHAT logo, backpack is so high, almost above the head.

My is like, a fat monkey hanging on my back and is trying to hit its back on the ground. NOW DO YOU GET THE PICTURE?

Crumbs, did someone sweep away your sense of humor...? no need to shout I wasn't being particulalry serious with any of my post. I've quite clearly missed the picture... Good luck on the rest of your travels...