Thick Necks

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    Jun 11, 2007 2:03 AM GMT
    I was looking over some picture of guys who have overly thick necks--how does this happen? I imagine shrugs probably work some of the lower areas, but is there any muscle training specialized for that area?
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    Jun 11, 2007 2:20 AM GMT
    Overly developed traps occur when someone does traps excessively.

    It ruins your body lines, and is stupid.
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    Jun 11, 2007 2:21 AM GMT
    Neck and apparatus and shrugs will over develop that area and make you look long and narrow which is a stupid look. Probably not something you want to do.

    I see it with anterior deltoids, too, which leads to shoulder impingement. Again, a stupid thing to do.
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    Jun 11, 2007 3:40 PM GMT
    Neck rolls very slow and deliberate are a good start. You do them isometric style contracting the muscles and going through the motion. Later when you have some strength do bridging supporting your body through your head. Scrawny neck muscles are a sign of protein deficiency.
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    Jun 11, 2007 10:49 PM GMT
    Good to know. I wasn't actually interested in doing this . . but just wondered how it happened.
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    Jun 12, 2007 3:04 AM GMT
    Agree with Chuckystud 100%.

    Thick neck comes with a lot of medical conditions.

    You are prone to breathing prolems and sleep apnea.

    You are prone to early onset of cervical facet DJD.

    Working out with weights on your neck and shruggs is just asking for trouble. The brachial plexus nerve bundle is sandiwiched between the anterior and middle scalenes of the neck muscles. Tighented neck scalene muscles can impinge on your brachial plexus nerve bundle supplying your entire upper extremity, causing Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

    Working to get thicker necks = injury city.