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Bob Herald 04-20-2012 10:39 AM

Neck frequency
 
Hey guys, I have been training my neck for a few months now. It started during GSLP and I did neck harness ( 4 sets of 25) every workout. Now I'm on 531, and I still keep up with it. I've gained an inch on my neck and my traps and shoulders are noticeably bigger. I also do neck bridges whenever I can throughout the week and throw in db shrugs one day a week . I usually so something for the neck every workout. My question is, what is ideal for neck training. To hit it hard one or two days a week or more frequency and lower volume?



In case anyone's wondering about the reason, I do muay Thai and jiujitsu. Strong neck = less KO's

Tom Lapaglia 04-20-2012 10:41 AM

Re: Neck frequency
 
Not in Brock Lesnars case

Matt Rexin 04-20-2012 12:08 PM

Re: Neck frequency
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Herald (Post 1054275)
Hey guys, I have been training my neck for a few months now. It started during GSLP and I did neck harness ( 4 sets of 25) every workout. Now I'm on 531, and I still keep up with it. I've gained an inch on my neck and my traps and shoulders are noticeably bigger. I also do neck bridges whenever I can throughout the week and throw in db shrugs one day a week . I usually so something for the neck every workout. My question is, what is ideal for neck training. To hit it hard one or two days a week or more frequency and lower volume?



In case anyone's wondering about the reason, I do muay Thai and jiujitsu. Strong neck = less KO's

My first question would be what your goals are for neck. It sounds like you are training it for martial arts. Any wrestler will tell you that neck bridges are an integral part of building the neck up. Those can be done pretty much every day.
Dedicated neck training you can probably continue with the higher frequency, lower volume if that is not effecting your recovery time. There are lots of great videos of wrestling bridges and some pretty phenomenal no hands bridges.
http://rosstraining.com/blog/2010/05...-neck-harness/ wfs This is a cheap to make neck harness.

Matt Rexin 04-20-2012 12:09 PM

Re: Neck frequency
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Lapaglia (Post 1054276)
Not in Brock Lesnars case

To be fair, that last fight was via roundhouse to the kidneys and a monster knee to the body earlier in the fight.

Bob Herald 04-20-2012 02:59 PM

Re: Neck frequency
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Lapaglia (Post 1054276)
Not in Brock Lesnars case

Haha true. I do notice a difference now Wheni get punched. But let's be hones here, I'm not getting punched by Cain Velasquez

Bob Herald 04-20-2012 03:01 PM

Re: Neck frequency
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt Rexin (Post 1054299)
My first question would be what your goals are for neck. It sounds like you are training it for martial arts. Any wrestler will tell you that neck bridges are an integral part of building the neck up. Those can be done pretty much every day.
Dedicated neck training you can probably continue with the higher frequency, lower volume if that is not effecting your recovery time. There are lots of great videos of wrestling bridges and some pretty phenomenal no hands bridges.
http://rosstraining.com/blog/2010/05...-neck-harness/ wfs This is a cheap to make neck harness.

Thanks Matt . We do bridges in jiujitsu also. And I have a harness I've been using . I guess what what I was getting at is Monday I did 4 sets of neck harness and bridges at training. My neck was so sore it hurt for 2 days. Will I get more growth hitting it hard like this, or doing a little each day??

Im looking for strength and thickness in the neck

Dan Thomas 04-20-2012 03:58 PM

Re: Neck frequency
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Lapaglia (Post 1054276)
Not in Brock Lesnars case

Brock Lesner has never been knocked out. Just sayin...

Bob Herald 04-20-2012 04:22 PM

Re: Neck frequency
 
His colon got knocked out.. Juuuust kidding lol


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