One of the body parts that make you look big is the neck. A pencil neck just doesn’t send the right message. But even beyond aesthetics, it is vital to have a thick muscular neck if you are involved in any kind of sport for safety. The problem is that there isn’t enough material on how to grow your neck muscles successfully. Most focus on arms, legs, chest, etc. But here are 3 workouts that will bulk up your neck muscles if you can consistently do them.
Chin to chest stretch to work the back of your neck
- Seat yourself on the floor
- Firmly interlock the fingers of both hands behind your head. Your thumbs should be pointing downwards and your elbows should rigidly point to your front
- Now apply pressure with your hands, pulling your chin to the chest. Try to resist the pressure of your hands by firmly pushing your head backwards.
- Hold the position for 5 to 10 seconds then move your head slowly behind.
Isometric neck workout to work the front
- Hold your head in its natural position but let your head be firmly fixed, facing forward.
- Lock your hands with the fingers and place them on your forehead and apply some pressure.
- Try to move your head against the pressure of your hands, moving your chin towards your chest.
- Isometric neck exercises to work the sides
- Hold your head in its natural position then place your right hand to the right side of your head. Apply some pressure and push your head as if trying to pin it to your right shoulder while your hand resists any movement of the head.
- Repeat the same with your left hand on your left side of your head.
Face down plate neck resistance
This one is the only one that requires any weight apart from just your body.
- Lie on a bench with your face pointing downwards. Lie in such a ways that your shoulder protrude the edge of the bench so that your head and neck are free to swing down and upward.
- Hold a plate of reasonable weight with both hands behind your head
- With the plate resting on the back of your head, bring your neck downwards then swing it upwards and contract the muscles at the back of your neck. Hold this position for 5 seconds.
- Remember to breathe in as you drop the neck and breathe out as you lift it upwards.