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Adding Thickness to Neck


#1

I've got a thin neck by nature. I've heard doing exercises for your neck can be very dangerous. Any suggestions to help add some thickness to my neck?


#2

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=139&pid=53
get one of these


#3

I only do shrugs and my neck is 20" right now. This is not complicated.

There is also nothing wrong with the machines designed to work your sternocleidomastoids.


#4

Hehe, say what?


#5

He’s probably referring to the nautilus 4-way neck (or its clones) where in one position you press your face onto the pad and push against it. I’ve seen lots of lifters toss in a 10-12 rep workout on this at the end of their routines (4 sets).

YOu could also try neck bridges under supervision. The bodyweight “guru” furey has an article where he describes a way to work into it safely and he seems to have a decent bull-neck.

[quote]rinkamd wrote:
Professor X wrote:There is also nothing wrong with the machines designed to work your sternocleidomastoids.

Hehe, say what?[/quote]


#6

4 way neck machine


#7

Neck bridges + heavy deadlifts are working wonders for my neck.


#8

shrugs.