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Neck Exercises Frequency

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2003/10/03 02:14:06 (permalink)

Neck Exercises Frequency

Do you guys think it's ok to do neck strengthening exercises three times a week? Ie Monday, Wednesday and Friday?

My goal is to make my neck as strong as possible and I aren't bothered about hypertrophy or growth of the neck muscles.

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    RE: Neck Exercises Frequency 2003/10/03 16:49:34 (permalink)
    Cheers Johnny mate!
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    RE: Neck Exercises Frequency 2003/10/09 23:20:56 (permalink)
    im with Nytol if your trying to improve strength in your neck 3 times per week is to much twice is plenty. i have found the neck grows best for me with one intense sesion per week but obviously you need to be very carefull and only train the neck hard when you have plenty of strength there already. 3 times per week is to much for any one muscle group imo. i have the dissadvantage of a long neck but its currently 18 1/2" up 2 1/2" since i started training it again over the last 6 months.
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    RE: Neck Exercises Frequency 2003/10/11 15:53:38 (permalink)
    mostly using the head harness boxers use (not sure of exact name) i am only using 20kg which imo is plenty and probably to much to start with. the structure of the neck is fairly week when not being used in a straight line, so thats the weight i use forward and back for side to side i use 10kg which again you need to be carefull with obviously. as i said i only train neck once a week now and do 2 sets to fail back/forward and side/side. i have found that weight and frequency to be plenty and it also enables you to take a punch alot better 2 which is a bonus.
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    RE: Neck Exercises Frequency 2003/10/13 20:44:53 (permalink)
    Is it possible to do bridging everyday? It is actually what I do because I included this exercise in my stretching workout to improve my back flexibility.
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    RE: Neck Exercises Frequency 2003/10/13 20:49:57 (permalink)
    simon, I have been bridging nearly everyday for 3 weeks now as it helps tremendously with my back. I have not suffered any adverse effects and am almost up to a nose to the floor bridge. I do 3x30 secs.
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    RE: Neck Exercises Frequency 2003/10/13 22:53:39 (permalink)
    you just have to be really carefull with wrestlers bridge its very easy to injure your self, although a fantastic exercise when done right.
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    RE: Neck Exercises Frequency 2003/10/14 23:53:37 (permalink)
    I only old the position. I am trying to touch the floor with my nose but I can't [V] but I am doing good progress. I love that exercise . Do you do it on something soft like a mat? I actually do it on the hard floor but it is not confortable at all. The pain is not a problem but I wonder about injurie, because I sometime got a strange pain on the top of the head during some hours after it.

    For my stretching, I was thinking about diminishing it to 3 longer sessions a week, before my weight training, instead of my 7 shorter sessions, before going to bed. Do the tendon need recovery after stretching, like a muscle after training or we can stretch everyday without any problem? (since I joined MT I am obsessed by the idea of overtraining [}:)])
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    RE: Neck Exercises Frequency 2003/10/16 00:46:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Nytol

    it is always better to stretch after you train when you are warm.


    Ho I was thinking it would be better to do it before the workout to prevent injuries when lifting (I don't think there is big risk but anyway) but if it is better to do it after, I will do it after.
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