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Iron Disciple
06-13-2009, 09:57 PM
Hey guys ! New here and new to Powerlifting. One thing that I've noticed quite a bit about Powerlifters is the damn size of their necks and ( something new I've learned ) yoke ... how can I go about building both of these to massive proportions ? I hit my neck twice a week ( doing wrestling type neck bridges ... perhaps I'm doing them wrong ? LOL ! ) but it doesn't seem to be growing very well. And, yes, I do understand that Powerlifting isn't always about looks ... it's about what you can do on the platform ... but I'd at least like to look strong as well ... you know, like the old school guys ( Kaz comes to mind ). :)

MarcusWild
06-13-2009, 10:14 PM
It's your traps. Just dead heavy, squat heavy, and do shrugs. They will grow.

danmac
06-13-2009, 11:04 PM
I got comments from a bodybuilder friend tonight about the thickness of my neck. Made me feel good. I haven't done anything special for it. Lots of deadlifting and weight gaining.

Pete22
06-13-2009, 11:20 PM
It's your traps. Just dead heavy, squat heavy, and do shrugs. They will grow.

This. Try hang cleans and upright rows too and see what happens.

vdizenzo
06-13-2009, 11:25 PM
Lift heavy! Use compound lifts. Squat, deadlift, row, shoulder press, and bench. I don't even bother with shrugs.

mikesbench
06-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Lift heavy! Use compound lifts. Squat, deadlift, row, shoulder press, and bench. I don't even bother with shrugs.

I agree with Vin. The 3 main lifts for powerlifting basically take care of it.

BigTallOx
06-14-2009, 10:19 AM
I've only been powerlifting for a year, but during that time my neck has grown almost 4" ( it's not fat either.) I don't do anything for it other than heavy deads, squats and bench.

Iron Disciple
06-14-2009, 11:30 AM
Hey, thanks a lot guys for the replies ! I really appreciate it ! Time to go to the gym and lift heavy ... but after I finish this Porterhouse though ... :)

Big Jay
06-14-2009, 12:59 PM
what everyone else has said.
plus thats a good read.
http://www.elitefts.com/documents/the_yoke.htm