Neck harness

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  1. Fenderson

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    What's the best rep range when using a neck harness? I'm using it for boxing. I would guess it would be low reps and building up towards a heavy weight. I understand the neck is easy damaged so progressing slowly would be sensible.
     
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    20+ reps and moderate weight. I would never ever go for heavy weights and low reps with the neck harness, but you can of course add weight if you feel it's time for that. Necks like volume, not intensity.

    I always liked mixing harness-work with other neck work, like bridging or high-rep yes/noes, and have been using a 16kg kettlebell on my harness for quite some time now. 50 reps usually aren't a problem, maybe I need to increase...
     
  3. ripskater

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    Don't jack up your neck. See a chiropractor on how to safely train your neck. Some of this stuff can seriously mess you up. It's good advice above to go extremely light resistance at first.
     
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    I use 20 lbs on my neck harness....and hit 30 reps usually, but I alsi enjoy holding. The neck bridges for time
     
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    High volume, low intensity. I leave my harness attached to an "average band" in my gym bag. Use it almost daily. I aim for 75 reps a day. I don't see a need to go heavy. Just aim for a pump.
     
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    Are u training to make ur neck look a certain way or to better absorb a punch
     
  8. Fenderson

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    Thanks guys 20-30 reps seems to be the consensus.
     
  9. Staring At Fate

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    25 reps seems to be the sweet spot for me.. Definitely higher volume works best in my experience.
     
  10. FlexLuthor

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    Ive noticed large improvements in my neck neck strength aiming for 2 sets of 25 reps. Alternating these sessions with basic (Very) bridge works seems to do the trick.
     
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    Just play every metallica album, back to back, and headbang you're way to a fat neck.
     
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    ^ I tried this. I became dehydrated from crying about how bad Hetfield's voice has become.
     
  13. TeddyRoosevelt

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    He's training his neck to be strong.
     
  14. eastNYgoon138

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    Loving these right now. Work really well and all you need is a towel. I bet you could use a standard plate if you didn't have KBs.
     
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    4 sets of 25
     
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    Do a full range of motion. This keeps the weights lighter and honestly partials for neck make no sense.
     

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