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    Neck strengthening

    I need to strengthen my neck for the clinch. My neck muscles are really weak at the moment and I am having trouble keeping my positure and position in the clinch, that and my neck cains for a few days after.

    You guys know of any "safe", good exercises to do to strengthen it (other than clinching more)?

    Thanks in advance

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    wrestlers bridge

    You can also resist against a towel that you pull on and control the level of stress

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    Effective, yes. There are many. Safe, I'm not as sure about. I was a wrestler and have done hours and hours of neck bridging, both front and back. Probably the most effective way to strengthen the neck that I've ever tried. I'm not so sure that they're safe for your cervical spine though.

    The neck harness is also effective, but also potentially harmful.

    Developing your traps will help a great deal with neck strength.

    PE Trainer's suggestion about the towel is a good one. That isn't as effective as neck bridges, but they do work and I don't think they are as potentially harmful as the neck bridges.

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    was not at all what I pictured when you said

    cervical spine
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    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
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    was not at all what I pictured when you said
    I'm almost afraid to ask, but what were you thinking of?

    The reason I said cervical spine is because I think the neck bridges are great for the neck muscles, it's just the discs, and ligaments of the neck that I'm not so sure about.

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    I was thinking HPV-ish cancerous type growths that would turn a cervics into something that looks like



    I figured it was a typo or something . But NO ... you werent making a funny or a typo ...
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    As has already been said: Neck bridges, neck bridges, and more neck bridges.

    For strengthening the traps, I suggest shrugs with dumbbells. I love 'em.

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    Neck Bridges look scary as ****

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