Q: Some of the guys at my gym do neck exercises. What are the benefits?
You’ll create the illusion of huge. “Adding muscle to your neck gives the impression that you’re a lot bigger than you might be,” says Jason Ferruggia, CEO of Renegade Strength and Conditioning in California. It also helps you safeguard what’s on top. “It holds your head in place, so if you experience trauma – like a tackle or a car crash – you’re less likely to suffer a concussion.”
Lie face down on a flat bench so your head hangs off the end. Place a folded T-shirt or towel on the back of your head, and put a 5kg weight plate on top of that . Steady the weight plate with your hand and simply nod your head up and down 15 to 25 times . That’s 1 set. Do 2 more.