The problem is many people are lazy and don’t want to take the time to type in what their looking for in the search button.
With that being said I’m going to cover my basic neck program from my dvd TNT; Total Neck Training.
My neck training started when I was 13 years old. My mother enrolled me in the Natick Ma Boxing club under the tutelage of Billy “Rocky” Smith. I was training in the same gym with Peter Mcnealy while he was training for the Golden Gloves. I was a skinny kid that started out more as the water boy for all the fighters.
Boxing was not really my thing since I was very gun shy and afraid of being hit. As time went on I stuck with it and got better like anyone would if they don’t quit. One of my first experiences of neck training was laying on the floor on my back with my head hanging off the edge of the ring. All of the fighters then performed neck curls.
Once I hit 8th grade I was allowed to go to the high school wrestling practices. This is where I really started my neck training.
I read that some of the old school wrestlers would do endless repetitions of neck work. I’m speaking of wrestlers from the early days of the 1950′s and earlier. So I started my mission to build my neck with high volume work.
My program starts with my basic 3 exercises
- neck curls
- side neck raises
- harness neck lift
While all these negative pencil necks run their mouths I have been able to build my neck to 20″ of tree trunk size awesomeness.
Not only have I had success with the program but gents such as:
Ryan Pitts of www.strongergrip.com
Adam Glass strongman and all around strength athlete
Tim Fox strongman and TN Police officer
Mike Gillett old time strongman and personal protection specialist
Granted if your not eating enough your neck will not grow like you want it to. You need to consume more calories than your burning off. A healthy weight gain diet will help add inches while the program will add the needed strength.
The difference with my TNT program is that once you reach the 3×100 reps you then increase the weight. This way you are still keeping the volume high to give the needed muscular endurance for competition all the while building the size through the progressive resistance of adding weight.
If you are not a wrestler/grappler then this program will still work for you simply cut the volume down to 1 set per exercise and try to keep your reps at 20. Once 20 is reached with a certain weight then increase the weight for a steady progression.
In regards to a starting weight I suggest you start with a 5lbs plate. If you have never worked your neck it will not take much to make it very sore and to the point where you will become very stiff. So start out small. This light weight also gives you plenty of room to grow by increasing the weight and see the positive progressions.
Positivity will then keep you motivated to keep going further, after all results stoke the fire and keep it burning.
And if anything else go here and order my TNT dvd or TNT-2 for the more advanced neck trainee’s.