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2008/12/30 20:06:49 (permalink)

Building a Strong and Thick neck...

How do you?
 
Coming from a martial arts background, i do plenty of Neck Bridging, but what other ways can I make my neck thicker and less like a pencil?
 
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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2008/12/30 22:07:42 (permalink)
    I've only seen a few people who work their neck directly but I think having a good set of shoulders thickens your neck. Possibly targeting the traps i.e shrugs, shoulders press, rear delts, deadlifts etc
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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2008/12/31 12:46:10 (permalink)
    You know I have a bugbear about my neck - its very pencilly !!

    but direct work wont really make a massive difference imo , having said that i do neck bridges and headstands !!

    mabie one of those neck braces would work , but its a long road alex and you have a long neck !!!!

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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2008/12/31 12:46:49 (permalink)
    You could purchase or make a neck harness.
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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2008/12/31 18:32:45 (permalink)
    Yeah thanks Boar LOL! I'm only 5'2" officially, just my long neck gives me 11 inches...

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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2008/12/31 19:39:16 (permalink)
    Deadlifts work wonders for neck girth IME
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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2009/01/01 13:03:04 (permalink)
    Well just gonna keep on with the Dead's, Shrugs, but will add my little neck bridge routine in after each weights sessions along with each wrestling class.
    See how i get on.

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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2009/01/02 18:29:26 (permalink)
    some say farmers walk will help neck development


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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2009/01/02 18:54:57 (permalink)
    deads all the way :)
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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2009/01/04 18:18:26 (permalink)
    I've used a weighted neck harness for years when boxing - certainly strenghtens the neck muscles, can't honestly say that it makes the neck bigger
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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2009/01/05 02:59:11 (permalink)
    The muscles in the neck are few and small so training them specifically for hypertrophy won't be too productive.

    Here's a couple of neck isolation exercises though to add to bridging:
    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/NeckWt.html

    The traps though will increase neck size, especially the upper fibres as they reach up to the back of the skull round the back of the neck:


    Keep with the trap orientated training with Shrugs, Deadlifts, Farmer's Walk, Upright Row.
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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2009/01/05 08:49:06 (permalink)
    i wore a head harness for direct neck training and it helped a great dela during my MMA training.

    its harder to choke someone if you cant get your arms/legs round their head lol

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    Re:Building a Strong and Thick neck... 2009/01/07 18:01:53 (permalink)
    I found Shrugs and Deadlifts helped my neck grow,a also think a lot of it was down to my quad bike racing as i was always fighting to keep my head straight.

    It is a pain in the neck(pardon the pun) to get shirts to fit and even some t-shirts if it gets too big,mine measured 19.5" at biggest,now 18.5",hence i always get called "fatneck" or "treeneck" from the lads in the gym.
    post edited by Hooper - 2009/01/07 18:03:22
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