Posted On:4/20/2004 7:48am
Style: Tao Ga
Originally posted by bigfatbrute is this just genetic,
Not sure. Maybe. At that time with my 21" neck, I had a 34" waist, 36" thighs, and 20" calves. It seemed all I owned were sweats, and sweat-shirts or t-shirts with the neck cut out, and slit in the front.
I have always gotten huge, fast. So, maybe it's genetic. However, friend's have used the shrug exercise with good results.
Posted On:4/20/2004 8:34am
Style: Sheep Taiji
How about this:
Do a headstand (with support from hands and against a wall) and then start to move your head from side to side, front to back etc.
Of course you have to be careful.......
Posted On:4/20/2004 8:30pm
Style: Uechi Ryu, MMA, boxing
All neck excersizes need caution. When I wrestled, we did this bridging drill(the move that all ows you to hoist your opponent off of you, similar to someone benching X lbs. I never had a massive neck. mine is 16 " or so. I wrestled at 130 weight class. We do light neck excersizes in karate(rotating your head) as there is only 90 minutes per class. But at home I've done those for 10 minutes straight.
Posted On:4/21/2004 9:56am
thanks have been doing it in the gym, seems to work ok thanks.
Posted On:4/25/2004 2:44pm
Style: Muay Thai ect..
Bridging bridging bridging
Yoga head stands
Dynamic tension ( pushing against you chin or hea with resistance)
Makes your own harness. Take a old belt and hook some weight to it. Wrap a wash clothes around the belt and bite down on it.
Sand bag on head.
www.ringside.com has like a ankle weight / headband. Doesnt weight alot but you could be wearing one right now at the computer ( I sometimes do)
Get a karate belt and have friend hold it while you get into push up position and put the strap on your chin. Now slowly take the weight off your hands until all you body weight is on your chin an toes (if your dumb enough to hang yourself the rest of the gene pool thanks you).
You may want to wear a mouth guard.
I have been told not to give resistance to the neck in side rotation.
Posted On:4/25/2004 2:52pm
Style: strength, judo, kyokushin
Neck extension and neck flexion (start with low weights), also lots of shrugs (heavy weights! this is a relatively safe exercise)
just do a good warming-up before you start.
Posted On:4/27/2004 8:33pm
I have a pretty good neck and very good traps. My traps look bigger relaxed than most people's do flexed. They started growing in high school and no matter how much time I take off from training they remain big. Here how I did it....
Supersets of heavy barbell shrugs followed by upright rows. Throw in some direct neck work like a head harness or a partner applying resistance to your neck muscles and you'll see growth.
The neck is capable of a lot of work. It's a hard muscle to over train. So dont be afraid to train the neck 5-7 days a week.
Posted On:4/27/2004 8:34pm
This routine gave me a 19" neck when I was 16 and weighed only 175 lbs.
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