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2007/06/10 00:09:52 (permalink)

Neck Training


I know this gets posted in the training forums from time to time, but i was wondering from a fighters view point, what have you guys found best for strengthening your necks?

i've tried leaning against stuff with my body at an angle, head on the wall/on a swiss ball, and just holding for time.

i've also tried pushing against bands anchored on a power rack.

just started trying to bridge, i find this very hard, cant do it.

not tried the neck harness
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    pedrop
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    RE: Neck Training 2007/06/10 00:25:12 (permalink)
    shoulder shrugs to with a decent weight too.
    and when you find the bridges easy hold a weight across your chest.
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    RE: Neck Training 2007/06/10 04:25:45 (permalink)
    get a medicence ball and roll it inbetwee your shoulders (on your back) and do just do nceck curls. its what we do in thai now and then

    (if that makes sense)



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    Osagi
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    RE: Neck Training 2007/06/10 14:52:55 (permalink)
    Neck harness, isometric resistance exercises as your currently doing, supine and prone bridging for starters.

    Getting punched in the head on a regular basis also helps strengthen the neck, altho admitedly this isn't the optimum training method.

    However on a similar basis for the BJJ and wrestling guys that are regularly engaged rolling around the mat with each others heads and necks in various chokes and holds the training in and off itself with be extremely effective at beefing the neck in just the right manor. As they say, form should suit function

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    RE: Neck Training 2007/06/14 20:28:10 (permalink)
    Agree with Osagi's points. I rate the neck harness and bridges, built up slowly to avoid injury. I like to use the heavy bag in between rounds when resting, I move the bag in all directions with my head and this really works the neck muscles all over, try it for yourself.

    If you only do what you've always done then you'll only get what you've always got!
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    RE: Neck Training 2007/06/14 20:29:37 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Osagi

    Getting punched in the head on a regular basis also helps strengthen the neck, altho admitedly this isn't the optimum training method.


    Can't see that one catching on much!
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    RE: Neck Training 2007/06/15 13:51:08 (permalink)
    Lol

    Best ever neck exercise I've experienced was when I used to attend the Friday night rock club at Newcastle's Mayfair night club before it got closed down. Head banging away to Little Jeff's heavy metal playlist into the early hours of the morning was guaranteed to elad to two days where you couldn't hear or move your head properly followed by a guaranteed quarter inch gain on your neck musculature. The longer the hair you had, the more resistance and thus the better the gains

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    RE: Neck Training 2007/06/15 20:19:10 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Osagi

    Lol

    Best ever neck exercise I've experienced was when I used to attend the Friday night rock club at Newcastle's Mayfair night club before it got closed down. Head banging away to Little Jeff's heavy metal playlist into the early hours of the morning was guaranteed to elad to two days where you couldn't hear or move your head properly followed by a guaranteed quarter inch gain on your neck musculature. The longer the hair you had, the more resistance and thus the better the gains


    lol
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    jonboy2007
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    RE: Neck Training 2007/06/16 00:51:25 (permalink)
    I would recommend bridges then progressing to doing them with weights. That’s wot all my fight team do and we all have massive necks.
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    RE: Neck Training 2007/06/16 17:41:46 (permalink)
    i got sliced in the neck few years back and as a result my one side is really weak whats the best way to rebuild this. also what is a bridge
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