Building larger neck : LUSENET : Bodybuilding : One Thread

I am a 47 year old male and have been lifting weights for about 2 months. My goal is to build my upper body, specifically to enlarge my neck. What exercises do you recommend to make my neck larger? How long should I expect this to take?

-- John Picano (, May 23, 1999


Deadlifts. Plain and simple. They work almost every muscle in your whole body, and, whether or not you realize it at the time, they work your neck also. My neck has gotten so big from doing them that I am starting to get worried, actually...

-- Chris Wofse (, June 15, 1999.

Nautilus used to have a neck machine that worked very well. I used to use it back in college, about 10 years ago. Unfortunately, I've never seen another one. I've heard that gyms and spas don't want to take the liability with it - it's considered a big injury risk. Shrugs can also help build your neck muscles. You may be able to find a neck strap that holds weight - to work the neck directly - but they are very awkward.

-- Eric Haug (, October 29, 2000.

Try a wrestlers' bridge. It is the best weights free exerise for building up your neck. I would stay away from 'neck-type' harneses since they are liable to cause neck strain in the long run.

-- a rauf (, November 23, 2000.

Its real simple you fuck. Just do Shruggs and and up right rows with extremly heavy fuckin weights till failure.

-- Tony Montana (, September 14, 2001.

Eat lots of Doritos

-- (, December 07, 2001.

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