What's best for neck muscles?

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    Apr 10, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    I haven't seen many exercises that aim to strengthen neck muscles; in fact, none at all. What would you recommend for people who want to have necks like this one (photo link below)?

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    Apr 10, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    Shrugs.

    And some strap thing I saw in Sports Authority that allows you to hang weights from your head and do head lifts...a pro fighter showed it to me, saying it's used to strengthen neck muscles to prevent whiplash during a fight.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 11, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    there are many. The best is the one where you grab an armcurl bar overhanded, then stand up, and pull it up to your chin until you can't do it anymore. It's really supposed to be working your shoulders, but there's a whole neck thing going on secondarily.
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    Apr 11, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
    Frequent giving of head being sure to move neck in all directions on and off the workout partner's penis will not only strengthen neck muscles but also provide flexibility and stretching. Perform at least daily. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 11, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidthere are many. The best is the one where you grab an armcurl bar overhanded, then stand up, and pull it up to your chin until you can't do it anymore. It's really supposed to be working your shoulders, but there's a whole neck thing going on secondarily.


    That's called upright rows.

    A better choice would be to use a neck machine, or a neck strap.

    Next best things would be shrugs, done properly. To do shrugs properly, you put your chin as close to your chest and pull with dumbbells in each arm STRAIGHT UP, THROUGH A FULL RANGE OF MOTION. No need to roll, or do other stupid stuff. Straight up, through a full range of motion. You put your chin on your chest to extend that range of motion. You will have a huge neck and traps in no time.

    Bridging exercises, commonly favored by wrestles and football players, will give you a neck wider than your head, and, protect you from injury.

    Most folks who lift weights properly, with any level of frequency and duration, get big necks. It just comes with the territory.

    I have a 19 inch neck and I'm 5'5". Just FYI the guy in the picture above has a neck AND traps. To get the right look you need to develop both, but, not over-develop either. It's real easy to over-develop both traps and neck.

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  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 11, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    asymes saidI haven't seen many exercises that aim to strengthen neck muscles; in fact, none at all. What would you recommend for people who want to have necks like this one (photo link below)?

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    this guys pop. If you want them do upright rows. form is everything!