Main Muscle Worked: Neck
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Lying Face Up Plate Neck Resistance
- Lie face up with your whole body straight on a flat bench while holding a weight plate on top of your forehead. Tip: You will need to position yourself so that your shoulders are slightly above the end of a flat bench in order for the traps, neck and head to be off the bench. This will be your starting position.
- While keeping the plate secure on your forehead slowly lower your head back in a semi-circular motion 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.