Neck curls

I have been doing these weekly since last spring but now that I think about it I have made very little gains. What does your neck workout look like and are there better options.
Disclaimer: I will not buy a neck harness.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Absolute boomer bullshit. Deadlift, shrug or stop being moronic.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Post neck.

      https://i.imgur.com/ynTNGoH.jpg

      I have been doing these weekly since last spring but now that I think about it I have made very little gains. What does your neck workout look like and are there better options.
      Disclaimer: I will not buy a neck harness.

      I do these way beyond failure. First on my forehead, then on my chin, then I place it under my chin and stretch the neck, then bodyweight, then when I'm completely incapable of moving my head I use my arms to pull my head up and try to control the eccentric.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I do these way beyond failure.
        OP likely doesn't, and that's why he's seeing no progress.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >t. pencil neck, limp dick manlet with no clue what's going on

        Pipe down, frodo. Lol. Lmao.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Post neck.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        post neck

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Post neck. Now.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      none of these work the sternocleidomastoid you dumb mongoloid

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Walk around on all 4s

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just do neck bridges you fricking idiot

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Those take you straight to snap city, bub. (Also even if I wanted to do them I don’t have anywhere I could)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Those take you straight to snap city, bub.
        Such a meme. They will make kids do that in wrestling as a warmup. Just don't be a moron and you will be fine. That said, you need more mobility and you just aren't able to take it as far compared to neck curls. They're a nice accessory, nothing more.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Taking fitness advice from junior school wrestling coaches

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Tens of thousands of people, including kids, are doing neck bridges all the time and they are fine. This meme that the neck bridge is this mythically dangerous movement that you should only do under strict supervision and only of combat sports is just nonsense. It's fine.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              NTA but wiggling your spine under load is generally not a great idea if you have better options. Tens of thousands of people are deadlifting with arched back and they're fine, until one time they're not. Same thing with neck except of all three sections of the spine cervical is the one you least want to frick with.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I don't believe that at all. There is absolutely no reason to think that spinal flexion, one of the main functions of the spine, is any more inherently injurious than keeping the spine straight. The people with the strongest spines in the world are the people who jefferson curl 300lbs.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you can deadlift 600+ conventionally no shit you can safely do 300 with a rounded back. Gaining back strength and muscle will protect the spine, but if your max deadlift is 300 and you’re doing 300 rounded like a fishing rod you’re asking to get your shit fricked up.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >one of the main functions of the spine
                Lateral flexion and rotation are natural functions of the spine as well. Do you think twisting and bending sideways simultaneously under a heavy ass load is a good idea too?

                You do understand that the structural resistance of an arch is greater than that of a straight line, right ?

                You do understand that spinal disc herniation is infinitely more likely to occur during flexed intervertebral compression than unflexed intervertebral compression, right?
                You do understand that under heavy loads the "structural resistance" needs to be provided by your spinal erectors and not your bones because the latter is gonna be insufficient anyway, right?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Lateral flexion and rotation are natural functions of the spine as well. Do you think twisting and bending sideways simultaneously under a heavy ass load is a good idea too?
                If you train for it, yes.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You do understand that the structural resistance of an arch is greater than that of a straight line, right ?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Now do the other three directions. There's a reason the neck machine is a four way neck machine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Neck machine?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Neck machine is goat

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i think neck curls are great and have good luck with them. i would recommend 3-4 sets 2-3 times a week though. with such a small muscle once a week is probably not enough. upright rows to my eyes and close grip OHP has made my traps explode in the last year

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I do upright rows every now and then even though I hear mixed things about them. Ohp and shrugs are shoulder staples for me, but that’s for traps and not the actual neck.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You are probably not using your neck muscles properly and lifting with the equivalent of a rounded back for deadlifts.

    Personally? i do a shit eating grin and as little ROM as possible and got some neck gains without weights.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My migrains went away since I started training neck and traps so I don't even care if i get bigger, I'm quite thankful for what I've got

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone tried isometric hold on neck training? Laying on the bench with head unsupported and holding it for minutes.
    I'm afraid of weighted curls and this seems safer but would it be effective?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm afraid of weighted curls and this seems safer but would it be effective?
      Don't be. Simply add weight after you can do 20 bodyweight reps if you're feeling cautious. Isometrics might work but never as effectively as getting a proper stretch.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      if anything isometrics are more dangerous because you get no stretch. there's nothing dangerous about a perfectly natural movement unless you go full moron and add too much load. obviously this is an exercise for high volume, not 5x5 or stupid shit like that.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    work the neck often
    you could get away with doing it every single day
    but if not then at least 4-5 times per week

    let me guess you do it like once a week?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    moron meme

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do them with shrugs and high reps.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    your form is most likely shit. if you do neck curls right you don't need any weight in the beginning and only a couple pounds after several weeks. your neck muscles are tiny and their only job is to take static and dynamic forces from your head. I scream internally every time I see someone take a 20kg plate to do "neck" curls.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody commenting on the fact that OP trains neck only once a week

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What’s a good amount then? I train abs, obliques and neck 1 time a week each

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did these when I started lifting and they with but then realised training neck directly is moronic and quit doing them. I would prefer if my neck was a bit smaller now tbqh

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