Are shrugs enough for neck?

You wonder if shrugs are enough for neck? Can you fully train your neck with this exercise alone or should you do additional exercises? After reading this article you will know if shrugs are enough for your neck workout, when it makes sense to do additional exercises and which ones are best for it.

Whether shrugs are enough for your neck depends on your training plan. In a full-body workout, the neck is already sufficiently stressed by basic exercises, so shrugs are not absolutely necessary. In a split workout, on the other hand, you can do shrugs or even more exercises for the neck.

Full body training

In a full body workout, the neck is already sufficiently stressed by basic exercises. Exercises that work the neck include deadlifts, rowing and shoulder presses. In this case, shrugs are not absolutely necessary, especially if you do several of these exercises in your total body workout. If you still want to do shrugs, you should not do another neck exercise and make sure that you are fully recovered by the next training session.

Split training

If you do split training, you can do more exercises for smaller muscles like the neck. But again, shrugs are often enough, since the neck is stressed by back and shoulder exercises in both full-body and split training. Depending on your training schedule, you may have the option to do additional neck exercises during split training. Exercises you can do in addition to shrugs include rack pulls and farmers walk as well as upright rowing and face pulls.

Conclusion

Depending on the workout plan you have, you can do more or less neck exercises. In a full body workout, shrugs are not essential. In a split workout, you can do shrugs or more exercises for the neck. Exercises you can do in addition to shrugs include rack pulls, farmers walk, upright rowing and face pulls.

Did this article help you plan your neck workout? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments, I look forward to exchanging ideas with you. If you have any other questions about shrugs, you can ask me there too, I’m happy to help!

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