Training The Back Of The Neck
Splenius Capitis and Cervicis, Semispinalis Capitis and Cervicis, the small Spinalis Capitis, Longissimus Cervicis lay underneath the Trapezius are all involved in neck extension. To develop this tissue maximally requires some technique when training on a 4 or 5 way neck machine.
Young athletes, particularly females use a strategy of pushing their chests forward to do neck extension. This strategy allows them to do the exercise almost exclusively with the trapezius muscles with very little emphasis of the inner layers of the neck musculature involved in extension.
Keeping the shoulders still and not using the torso to move the head causes the muscles underneath the trapezius to contract. The 4 and 5 way neck machine then becomes a whole new experience and the neck begins to grow rapidly. Coach the chest and shoulders to Get the neck extensors Strong.
Eastern Michigan University's 4 Way Neck Machines