Can you gain neck mass?

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    Can you gain neck mass?


    how can i get a bigger neck? any workouts??

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    Shrugs, deadlifts, neck bridges ( not good for your neck but does thicken it.
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    I actually get a bit of neck pump from dumbell shoulder presses too. Also, if you have no existing neck issues resistance band work with your head or a weighted helmet like football players train with can be helpful.

    Train your neck smart and at your own risk, it's the only spine you have.
    Training around a jacked up neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specmike View Post
    I actually get a bit of neck pump from dumbell shoulder presses too. Also, if you have no existing neck issues resistance band work with your head or a weighted helmet like football players train with can be helpful.

    Train your neck smart and at your own risk, it's the only spine you have.
    thats true I do get a bit of a pump from shoulder presses, and yea just be careful neck injuries can be career enders
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThER6KinG View Post
    thats true I do get a bit of a pump from shoulder presses, and yea just be careful neck injuries can be career enders
    YES THEY CAN. My avatar is my most recent neck X-ray.
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    do neck flexions and extensions...

    flexions: put ur hands behind your head and press against it..then try to look up..the harder you press the more resistance you will have.

    extensions: put your hands on your forehead and push against it..then look down..again, the harder you press the more resistance you will have.

    another thing you can do is put your hands on the sides of your head and try to bend your head sideways...again, the more you press the greater the resistance.

    if you do all of these exercises, you will hit all four parts of the neck.

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    theres actually an excercise the Navy seals do to prepare their necks for carring rafts on their heads. It looks simple, but the next day your neck is seriously pumped. All you do is lay on the floor and simply lift your head, like you are looking at the wall. Do that for about 50 to 100 reps and you'll feel it.
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    Back in my football days we had a machine in the gym designed for the neck. Looking back - just the thought of pushing machien weight with your neck seems like a bad idea but it was better than getting my head ripped off. I dont know what to call it but in its most rudimentary for it was basic head movements pushing a pad connected to a pulley system of plates. I think they make a helmet that does something similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    Back in my football days we had a machine in the gym designed for the neck. Looking back - just the thought of pushing machien weight with your neck seems like a bad idea but it was better than getting my head ripped off. I dont know what to call it but in its most rudimentary for it was basic head movements pushing a pad connected to a pulley system of plates. I think they make a helmet that does something similar?
    lol, we had a neck machine too. that thing was scketchy.
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    I use one of these at home but only up to 25lbs with high reps for safety reasons.

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    what's the motion on that? just a nodding up and down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBen89 View Post
    theres actually an excercise the Navy seals do to prepare their necks for carring rafts on their heads. It looks simple, but the next day your neck is seriously pumped. All you do is lay on the floor and simply lift your head, like you are looking at the wall. Do that for about 50 to 100 reps and you'll feel it.
    do they lay prone and support their body with their fore head or lay supine and support ther body with the back of ther head..?

    or do they do like "head sit ups?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakerderek0 View Post
    what's the motion on that? just a nodding up and down?
    Yeah, just up/down. I stand as if I'm doing bent over rows and I'll do slow, controlled reps. After 20+ you'll feel your neck stiffen up like heck! Stretching before and after would be highly recommend too or else you'll have a really stiff neck the next day.
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