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« on: January 14, 2012, 10:37:07 AM »

wasnt sure to post this on steroid board or on here,,,, 1st thing that i notice and other people notice when i come off gear is my neck size, its a huge give away for me, i must loose an inch over night.... ive always admired the tyson/wrestler type look in that way, looks impressive to me

so i was talking to an ex judo guy at the gym, he was in national squad a few year back and he was telling me i could put over an inch on my neck if id never trained it specifically before

anyone any experience of neck training, obviously theres the harness, any other movements i could try out, anything to avoid etc?
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 11:50:38 AM »

The harness is what I started with, and while it added some size to my neck, it made it quite strong.
I also used plate forehead crunches a lot.

Another excellent exercise to perform is the wrestler's bridge.
This video shows good, progressive variations:


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd8YrWU4OS4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd8YrWU4OS4</a>


Also - and, this is just my opinion - I believe that neck work is more beneficial in the higher-rep range.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 01:06:53 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 01:59:06 PM »

We have the Nautilus 4-Way Neck Machine at our gym..........awesome machine!!

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 03:29:12 PM »

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LOL, why? Huh
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 04:11:10 PM »

LOL, why? Huh


Because he can...
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012, 06:31:10 PM »

Genetics and proper shrugs. My neck is 19" and I don't do any "direct" training.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 07:06:50 PM »

Genetics and proper shrugs. My neck is 19" and I don't do any "direct" training.


It's tempting to make a comment about your mother having a 21" neck, but I like you, so I won't...



Even though, I kind of just did!

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 07:21:38 PM »


It's tempting to make a comment about your mother having a 21" neck, but I like you, so I won't...



Even though, I kind of just did!

 Grin


It's OK, when you're not looking I'll change your post to some kind of embarrassing admission on your part. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 07:46:07 PM »

It's OK, when you're not looking I'll change your post to some kind of embarrassing admission on your part. Smiley


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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 04:31:25 AM »

so high rep work and forehead weight crunches are the way to go so it seems....

the 4 way machine sounds good like
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 08:06:22 AM »

 Grin teeth lifting used to be popular york used to sell a device to do it.


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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 08:17:17 AM »



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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2012, 11:47:12 AM »

Wes: never seen a Nautilus 4 way neck machine, sounds logical. Seen a few regular neck machine in rehab centers before, but regular design. Most everything by Nautilus has superior function. Been told that most of the Nautilus equipment is sold to medical recovery, and some sport training centers, now days.

The wrestlers bridge is excellent, but perhaps not for everyone. Can hold a BB over head, for added resistance, when working the back of the neck. Wrestlers do a lot of manual resistance with neck exercises. Remembering that the neck can move from side to side , as well as up & down, they will apply pressure on the side of the head as the head is turned. Usually done with a training partner.

While a well made neck strap/harness is good and has built a lot of big necks, I prefer (personal view..do what you wish) manual resistance, using a long strap (judo/karate belts work very well also), applied by a training partner. The training partner can increase or reduce the effort of the exercise as the reps  are preformed, keeping a consent pressure (almost like a Nautilus machine) on the neck muscles. And can work all four movements/functions of the neck it's self. Just place the strap on the forehead, back of the head, etc (might need a towel, as a cushion, between the strap and head). Can also tell the training partner how much pressure (increase or lessen) is needed, as you are doing the neck exercise.

This method of using a long strap can also work well with triceps training, you laying on a matt or bench as the partner applies resistance throughout the rep scheme. Good Luck.

Side Bar: Can also work in negatives with a strap/belt, where manual resistance is applied. Works extremely well when doing the triceps  with a strap, also.
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2012, 05:32:46 PM »

Wes: never seen a Nautilus 4 way neck machine, sounds logical.This method of using a long strap can also work well with triceps training, you laying on a matt or bench as the partner applies resistance throughout the rep scheme. Good Luck.


we used to have a HS 4 way neck machine in our 24 hour, but they took it out because members were droppin like flies
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2012, 06:29:10 PM »

Koloseum had a 4 way neck machine also, the arm/head pad stayed stationary and the seat turned 360 and pinned into 4 spots.
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2012, 06:46:54 PM »

Koloseum had a 4 way neck machine also, the arm/head pad stayed stationary and the seat turned 360 and pinned into 4 spots.


What happened to Koloseum?
Has anyone taken it over?
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2012, 07:29:54 PM »


What happened to Koloseum?
Has anyone taken it over?
Was bought by Life Fitness, they sold off all the heavy stuff, repainted, brought in some new machines, reorganized and told a couple guys that stopped by that we should stay away if we lift heavy cause we are not wanted there.
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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2012, 07:52:22 PM »

Was bought by Life Fitness, they sold off all the heavy stuff, repainted, brought in some new machines, reorganized and told a couple guys that stopped by that we should stay away if we lift heavy cause we are not wanted there.


No shit?
Is Life Fitness Gym the same Life Fitness as Hammer Strength's sister company?
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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2012, 08:01:25 PM »


No shit?
Is Life Fitness Gym the same Life Fitness as Hammer Strength's sister company?
No clue, I was told I wasn't welcome if I want to lift heavy so I stay at my current gym. Which is honestly fine by me cause they let me train with the strongman implements I made.
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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2012, 08:06:44 PM »

No clue, I was told I wasn't welcome if I want to lift heavy so I stay at my current gym. Which is honestly fine by me cause they let me train with the strongman implements I made.


That's nice!
I forgot you started making some of that stuff.
The other place probably wouldn't even permit you to bring chalk on the floor.

Like you mentioned, you're better off.
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2012, 08:11:27 PM »


That's nice!
I forgot you started making some of that stuff.
The other place probably wouldn't even permit you to bring chalk on the floor.

Like you mentioned, you're better off.
Not supposed to have chalk in the gym I'm in now, but they said as long as I don't make a mess they are OK with it.
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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2012, 08:16:25 PM »

Not supposed to have chalk in the gym I'm in now, but they said as long as I don't make a mess they are OK with it.


Really?
"We don't allow chalk, but you can bring three atlas stones and a yoke."
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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2012, 08:22:44 PM »


Really?
"We don't allow chalk, but you can bring three atlas stones and a yoke."
 Undecided
LOL,  well the "official" rules say no chalk, but in talking to us and letting us try it out they realize we aren't the sloppy chalk users that spread it all over and make a mess, so they have been OK with it. Grin

And we only have one stone left since the smaller one got broke. Sad
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2012, 04:03:44 AM »

LOL,  well the "official" rules say no chalk, but in talking to us and letting us try it out they realize we aren't the sloppy chalk users that spread it all over and make a mess, so they have been OK with it. Grin

And we only have one stone left since the smaller one got broke. Sad


Truly, you are "The Goodwill Ambassador of Hardcore."

I'm not sure of everyone's proximity, but maybe Joe will cut you a bit of a deal on his place when he gets it up and running.
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