Photochopped to have a bigger neck, look at how much better these gay faced twinks look with a bigger neck.
This one has been made to look smaller, look how twinkish he looks with a smaller neck
Do all the 3 different movements, progressive overload and it should grow fast (extension,Flexion, lateral)
The sternocleidomastoid (SCM) has the largest moment arm (best leverage) for neck flexion, while the superior and middle trapezius fibers have the largest moment arms for neck extension. The splenius capitus and semispinalis capitus also display good leverages for neck extension.
The muscles with the best leverages for neck lateral flexion are the anterior scalenes and SCM. The middle scalenes and levator scapulae also possess significant lateral bending capacity.
4th movement, you can only really do this if you have access to a cable machine or bands
The superior and middle trapezius, sternocleidomastoid and semispinalis capitis sub-regions were the greatest contributors to contralateral (opposite side) axial rotation, while the rectus capitis posterior major, obliquus capitis inferior and splenius capitis were the greatest contributors to ipsilateral (same side) axial rotation.
When doing neck work in general (harness or bridges) you will probably need to wear a beanie or a hoodie as it will feel like the hairs on your head are being pulled out if you're not wearing one.
He does all 3 movements in this vid
To do the lateral (sides) movements you can also lay sideways on a bench like in the video below or a couch if training at home. Or attached to a cable machine like he's doing in the 2nd video below.
If you feel the harness is going to slip off your head when doing the lateral motion, use the hand you're not laying on to lightly hold the harness.
1-3 WORKING sets, Do a few light warmup sets beforehand.
Extension 1-3 sets 8-12 reps
Flexion 1-3 sets 15-25 reps
Lateral 1-3 sets 15-25 reps
Rotation 1-3 sets 15-25 reps
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If you dont have a neck harness you can do neck bridges. For extra resistance you can hold a weight plate on your chest when you find doing it with your bodyweight too easy. You will probably need to wear a beanie or have some padding on the floor when doing these.
These can also be done against a wall, put some padding on the wall like a pillow or towel if it hurts your head. Do these combined with neck bridges, so do your neck bridges first then do isometrics last.
But remember, neck harness work is superior, it may take longer to build a large neck doing bridges and iso's due to it being very akward to progressive overload. With that being said its better than nothing
Movements for forward head posture
Movements that will strengthen the smaller neck muscles that help prevent forward head posture
You basically just have to mimic the movement in the video below, and here are the different ways of doing this movement. Pick one you find best
-Can be done with resistance bands like in the video
-With a neck harness attached to a cable machine
-Neck harness with a freeweight and slighty bending over
-with a neck harness & freeweight laying face first on a bench like in the gif below