Tip: Two Exercises for a Thick Neck

Having a strong neck is a big part of being yoked. Try these exercises, no specialty machine required.

Neck Flexion and Extension

If you have access to a neck machine, then get on that bad boy three to four times a week and work every angle on it for sets of 15-20. The problem is, most gyms don't have these around anymore. Don't worry, it's an easy fix.

Neck raises with a plate on your forehead (neck flexion) are absolute money for building a thick neck.

I used to do these every other day for several sets of 20 with a standard 45-pound plate on my head, but worked up to using three plates on my forehead for reps because I was a meathead. No need for you to do that; it really isn't needed.

For the neck extension work, I used a light resistance band because I hate trying to hold the plate on the back of my head. Stick with sets of 20 or more.

And no, I don't like the neck harness stuff. Doing neck extensions with a billion pounds is a bad idea.