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Neck exercises with band


Feb 4, 2008
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Didn't see this in the FAQ. Since I'm working out at home with limited equipment, I'm thinking of using bands for neck strengthening. I'm thinking of looping it around a pole and do various angles: back, front, sides, ect. Below is an extra one I found for rotational strength, but he's doing it isometrically. Any other recommendations? thanks.

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Hope it doesn't snap.

Consider using your hands. Resist with hands and resist with neck. Great control.
I use the bands for isometric neck work. I loop the band just like you did and walk out to put tension on the band while trying to keep an upright posture and a straight neck. Two sets each direction for about 30-45 seconds each. I don't go hard on the side flexion.
Thanks. I tried using the hands, it does give you greater control but a little awkward when working the front of the neck.

I'm always nervous when it comes to working the neck. I got a lot of whiplash from years of reckless windsurfing. I think I'll play it safe first by doing it isometrically.
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Strangely reminded me of when my second daughter was being birthed.

I have trouble with bands and other neck harnesses. The feel extremely awkward and uncomfortable to me.
The two things I've been doing for my neck:
-I take a medicine ball (I think mine is 10 lbs), and sit or stand in front of a mirror. I kind of very loosely balance the ball on my head with my hands and then start rolling my head in different directions. The resistance is more than you'd think.
-Also, I do neck bridges of all kinds.

If you come up with something cool, vid it and post it.