Get a Massive Neck
The neck is probably one of the
most neglected muscles a body builder works on. Body builders tend to focus on
the arms and abs, reasoning that they want these things to be the first things
noticed. However, the one muscle that always is exposed, regardless of the
environment and the clothing worn, is the neck muscle. Aside from a superficial
aspect, the neck muscle is also important to develop as it’s so commonly injured
in almost any sport.
As indicated above, the neck is
highly involved in nearly any physical sport you might participate in.
Strengthening your neck muscles will ensure you lower your risk of injury while
it also protects your spinal cord and spine.
Because of its proximity, the
neck requires a different type of training than other body parts. Neck training
to build massive muscles must be done safely. In order to do this, you should
train your neck on a day separate from all other training. When doing neck
training, you must be sure you use flawless form and a full range of motion.
Always do warm-ups and stretch before and after the workout to warm up your
The best way to train the neck
and build massive neck muscles is to use self-resistance, which puts in you in
control of the amount of stress your put on your muscles.
A great exercise utilizing self-resistance that targets the sides of the
neck is the neck extension. This movement is deceptively simple but very
effective. You need to sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground, and put
your hands on your forehead, applying constant tension. Then slowly move your
head from looking forward until you chin touches your chest.
The neck flexion is another
simple exercise that can help you build those massive neck muscles. This is
similar to the extension exercise, except for that you slowly move your head
until you’re looking up. You place your hands on the back of your head for
A third effective neck exercise
targets each side of the neck at one time. You do this exercise also while
sitting, moving your head as close to the shoulder as possible without moving
your upper torso. Be sure you go slow and keep your head straight ahead the
whole time. You put resistance on the movement by keeping your hand slightly
above the ear.
These exercises are slightly
unconventional as they don’t involve the weights body builders and fitness
enthusiasts are accustomed to, but you will see results in a safe and consistent