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Tridentine

I am probably wrong, but in the routines of many pro bodybuilders and even in their physiques you rarely see them do direct neck work like the Nautilus neck machines.

In fact many bodybuilders, whilst huge in the rest of the body parts, seem as if their necks are disproportinatly small.

Has anyone else noticed this?
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coach-jeff

Louisiana, USA

Tridentine wrote:
I am probably wrong, but in the routines of many pro bodybuilders and even in their physiques you rarely see them do direct neck work like the Nautilus neck machines.

In fact many bodybuilders, whilst huge in the rest of the body parts, seem as if their necks are disproportinatly small.

Has anyone else noticed this?


Some of them could really use more neck strength to better support their big headed egos.

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entsminger

Virginia, USA

==Scott==
To some a big thick neck like that of a football player is impressive and to others it makes one look like a meat head. Also I think a smaller neck makes the body appear even bigger than if you had an ape like neck.
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backtrack

Genetics. My neck grows from shrugs or deadlifts.
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davise

My neck was always fairly big from shrugs and deadlifts, but since adding an Iron Mind head strap and doing direct neck work once a week (flexion and extension) I have noticed an increased thickness and muscularity in my neck I never had before.


More importantly (at least to me) is my neck is a heck of a lot stronger and more resilient.

All things being equal (which they never are), direct or as direct as you can make it exercise will increase hypertrophy and strength of that particular muscle group better than anything else. Notice I did not say it will make you better at a particular compound movement. To be a good squatter, bencher, deadlifter, clean and jerker, snatcher, dipper, presser chinner, rower, etc etc etc you must practice that movement in the rep range you prefer to be good at or have the genetic pre-disposition for.

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Tridentine

My whole torso looks larger now and in better proportion, now that I do direct neck work.
Working on the Nautilus 4 way neck has also helped my back and whole shoulder girdle develop a better symmetry.

When I stared using the 4 way neck, over a year ago my neck measured 17 1/2.

It is now 18 1/2.
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

I have to do the 4 way neck or my spine becomes a disaster.

Regards,
Andrew
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NewYorker

New York, USA

Pros do a lot of nonsensical things. Direct neck training is essential. You are in a car accident. Which is more important an extra inch on your biceps or a neck which is two to four times stronger from appropriate training with appropriate equipment?
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cmg

Tridentine wrote:
My whole torso looks larger now and in better proportion, now that I do direct neck work.
Working on the Nautilus 4 way neck has also helped my back and whole shoulder girdle develop a better symmetry.

When I stared using the 4 way neck, over a year ago my neck measured 17 1/2.

It is now 18 1/2.



That's a BIG neck! When you do the 4 way neck - do you do all sides during same workout or do you do one workout - side next workout front/back..?

Thank you,

Ron
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cmg

AShortt wrote:
I have to do the 4 way neck or my spine becomes a disaster.

Regards,
Andrew



Hi Andrew,

Can you elaborate?

Thank you,

Ron
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