How To Build Neck Muscles
This video will teach you how to safely, and correctly build up neck muscle using wrestling techniques called the wrestler's bridge and static hold. It's important to work up to more advanced exercises since the neck is such a fragile part of the body.
Hi. My name is Nick Mitchell. I'm the owner of Ultimate Performance training here in London, and today we're going to talk about how to build muscle.
We're going to look at various different topics and cover everything that we can to help get you the muscle mass, the muscle development that you want, and to give you all the little tricks of that trade that helps make this personal training business here the best in the business. Today, we're going to learn how to build neck muscles. The neck is actually quite an easy muscle to develop, and the easiest way for me to give you some exercises that you can do either in the gym or in the comfort of your own home, is to take a lesson from all-time strong man and wrestlers.
If you remember, wrestlers often have that very, very, thick neck. You might not want such a thick neck, but the way these guys always trained is very, very, very affective at developing strong, powerful necks that can help break holds and can also give this look of power to the, especially, to the male physique. The best movement for building the neck is called the wrestler's bridge.
If we look at Dave down here, there are various different variations we have of the wrestler's bridge. The easiest and most simple variation is just a static hold. Now if there's a problem with your head, you can use a towel to help support it or something like that.
Dave, as you can see, is very good at doing this and just going to hold that. The best way to build the neck muscles, using this exercise, would be to hold the static hold for maybe 20 or 30 seconds. Do about 3 or 4 sets.
When you can do 4 sets of 30 second holds, you can move onto a more advanced version of the exercise, which Dave is going to show you. So you're going to lie flat on your back, head on the floor, now watch what he does. All the way up, then he goes slowly and controlled.
All the way down, all the way up. Now, the crucial thing here is he's going up quite quickly but he's going down under control. You must do this! The neck is obviously a very fragile part of your body so this must be done under control.
If you feel that you haven't got control, concentrate on doing the static holds first until you feel more safe and more secure. Just one more, one more Dave.then he controls it down, 4-5 seconds on the lowering part of the movement. And that's my best advice on how to build up your neck muscle as quickly as possible. .