Workout Tips

Neck Training with Head Nods

No equipment, no time, no problem. Here's the quick fix to building a more muscular neck.

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The look respected in a potentially volatile situation is not that of the men’s physique competitor with huge biceps!

If one looks to build a physique that screams alpha male physical prowess and drips with masculine virility, it all starts with the neck.

A hard-bitten street soldier can tell the difference between “all show and no go” muscles and a truly dominant, functional physique. In dive bars and prison yards, everyone is always watching and waiting to figure out who are the predators and who is the prey. The easiest way to prevent being labeled “prey” is to build a no-nonsense physique. A no-nonsense physique begins with a strong, thick neck.

No More Pencil Neck

Baggy sweats can hide skipped leg days; oversized shirts can hide missed meals and over indulgences in the “finer things in life,” and a turtle neck will just draw attention to that stack of dimes you shamelessly call your neck.

No neck machine?  No neck harness? No problem! I am going to share with you a way to build your neck that requires as little as five minutes up to four times a week to sharpen that pencil to become street ready.  Not to mention, help turn the sagging jaw line into the chiseled masterpiece it once was.

Start Nodding

The technique is called head nods. I learned this technique from former Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion and Jailhouse Strong co-author, Adam benShea. This is a staple training technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo fighters that evolved out of some of Brazil’s toughest favelas (ghettos).

How To Do It

Lie on your back. Lift your head and bring your chin to your chest for a set of 40 repetitions. Keep your head off the ground and look to your left for a set of 40. Repeat to the right. Keeping your head raised off the ground, touch your left ear to your left shoulder for 40 repetitions. Repeat to your right. Go through this circuit 2-3 times, and be amazed at the difficulty and effectiveness. Do this 3-4 times a week!

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