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Love this exercise.
This week I'd love to hear your own views on how this affects you (and believe me, it does - no matter who you are), and the sorts of things that can be done to solve it. Over the short, medium and long term.
Whatever your views, if you have a suggestion or three on how we can address this global issue, we'd love to have you along. Join us for Gymchat 157 - Tackling the Obesity Crisis. Fantastic.
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Topic : Tackling the Obesity Crisis
When : Wed Feb 22, 9pm EDT (2am UTC)
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Neck work - whether you're a beginner, or have been training for years - doesn't need to be that complicated. And if you're new to the area of neck strengthening, this is a great place to start.
Over to Mike :
Following is a beginner program to help get you started from Pencil neck to neck of steel.
- Neck Curls on a flat bench with weight 1-2 sets of 20-30 repetitions
- Neck Harness work [same as above]
- Side of Neck on a flat bench [same as above]
Do this every other day for the first month. Then you can increase the workload to everyday you train. Or increase the weighted repetitions to 5 sets of 50 repetitions. Once you can attain 100 straight repetitions in the 3 exercises then it is time to increase the weight.
Ryan's brilliant at constantly evolving these products (and the original one was superb, I can assure you); over the next few months we'll see an array of handle choices and grip attachments.Super Human Training Workshop (#2) we noted last week. Looks fantastic.
I'll post a full review over on the forums shortly, but in the meantime, Logan's got all the details of who/what/when. Head over to http://superhumanworkshop.com.
This is a clear example of the 'use what you've got' philosophy. Not only using home-made squat stands, but wooden plates.
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