Main Muscle Worked: Neck
Lying face down barbell plate neck resistance
Mechanics Type: Isolation
- Lie face down with your whole body straight on a flat bench while holding a weight plate behind your head. Tip: You will need to position yourself so that your shoulders are slightly above the end of a flat bench in order for the upper chest, neck and face to be off the bench. This will be your starting position.
- While keeping the plate secure on the back of your head slowly lower your head (as in saying “yes”) as you breathe in.
- Raise your head back up to the starting position in a semi-circular motion as you breathe out. Hold the contraction for a second.
- Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
Caution: As with all exercises, refrain from using any sort of sudden or jerking motions.
Variation: You can opt to use no resistance at first.