View Full Version : Mike Tysons Neck


buff_mike10
09-13-2005, 07:12 PM
In his prime Tysons neck was just a hair under 20". I've heard people talking about him doing crazy neck exersizes, but they never say what they were. What exactly did he do, my neck is 17 and i'd like it to be around 19

Verstyle
09-13-2005, 08:49 PM
my neck is a little over 17 inches but its all genetics but i have some amateur fights of tyson doing some stuff its sorta like wrestling exercises

lowkey77
09-14-2005, 12:30 AM
what? is this a real post? you WANT TO make your neck thicker?
why not work on oh...i don't know........off the top of my head....BOXING?!?!!?

blockburna944
09-14-2005, 01:59 AM
http://www.rossboxing.com/thegym/thegym15.htm


i think tyson some stuff similar to this. in the training clips ive seen, he does something similar to a neck bridge but kind of rolls around. ive never tried it because im not flexible and looks like a really easy way to injure yourself.

Pugnacious_Z
09-14-2005, 02:14 AM
hey man, just so u know, tyson neck was 20 inches wen he leaned his head back, dat increase ur neck size

Warhawk46
09-15-2005, 11:01 PM
I believe his neck measured 20 inches, cold ie: not flexed. Tyson has a large head, and his neck looks massive. I have a 17 1/2" neck, and his looks much larger.


But, yeah in his routine under Rooney, he did 10 mins of neck exercises a day, bridges and flexions. Wrestlers-type workout.

Pugnacious_Z
09-16-2005, 06:40 AM
i have a pic of tysons neck being measured and his head is leaned back, and if u want, ill post it

buff_mike10
09-16-2005, 11:45 AM
i have a pic of tysons neck being measured and his head is leaned back, and if u want, ill post it
Yea, post it if you have time, i'd like to see how they measure them.

abidi
09-16-2005, 05:06 PM
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Pugnacious_Z
09-17-2005, 05:32 AM
ye dats the one abidi, see his head is leaned back, and its 20inches

Kid Achilles
09-17-2005, 02:49 PM
Yeah, there's no way his neck is 20" cold on a 5'10" body. No one measures cold anyway. Tell me, when you measure your bicep, do you do it with your arm hanging their limp? Of course not, you flex it just like how you flex/expand your neck when you measure it.

Warhawk46
09-20-2005, 07:51 PM
His head isnt leaning back too crazy. It really seems like he is flexing it, but not going all out and leaning his head way back. Either way, the man has a huge neck...it helped him take 10 rounds of Buster's shots and 8 rounds of Lennox's jab and awesome overhand right.

buff_mike10
09-20-2005, 09:27 PM
I don't remember seeing any boxer with a neck close to his, even the big guys don't compare to him at 215 with his huge neck.

RAESAAD
09-20-2005, 09:28 PM
I don't know he never gave me head. :(

666boy666
09-20-2005, 11:03 PM
I don't know he never gave me head. :(


.....................would you want him too? I mean sure the gap is cute, but..................come on man, have some standards..

phallus
09-20-2005, 11:25 PM
I don't know he never gave me head. :(



u wouldn't want it, he bites

Pugnacious_Z
09-21-2005, 04:56 AM
holyfields neck is dat size aswell, 20inches,

Kid Achilles
09-21-2005, 12:16 PM
Yeah but Holyfield is all traps. Look at this pic of Toney and Hoylfield taken from the side.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20031004/sports6.jpg

Holyfield's neck is just sort of normal size but since you measure your neck low the trap development brings the measurement way up. Tyson's actual neck muscles are much more impressive.

Warhawk46
09-21-2005, 05:12 PM
Holyfield also has a very large neck, although I believe it is actually more like 18 1/2" or 19". Either way, he has a very large neck as well.

Tyson's neck, on the other hand, is massive. Watch his old fights and the commentators will talk about it; boxers have large necks, same as wrestlers and football players. The neck muscles help cushion the blow to the head.

Pooch
09-21-2005, 05:26 PM
does anybody know if those neck harnesses actually work? if not what ways are there to increase neck size (actual neck muscles not traps) ?

Warhawk46
09-22-2005, 12:10 AM
I bought one of those neck harnesses...they seem to be alright, but I use it mainly for working the back of my neck.

For the front and sides, you can do a variety of things...

wrap a 10 lbs weight plate in a towel (towel not needed if you dont want it) and lie with your head off the edge of a bench, or bed if you do your neck routine at home...simply balance the weight on your forehead let your head slowly fall back and pull the weight up with your neck muscles...do this for the sides of your neck as well.

An old neck exercise used by the old-timers is to lie the same way, head and traps off the bench and let your head drop and then flex your neck muscles to bring your head back into a flexed position. Try doing 50 of these, increase reps until you feel a good burn in your neck muscles.

Of course, the Tyson routine of doing neck bridges is excellent for building neck muscle and strength, just be careful as this could be dangerous if not using proper form. On that note, be very careful whenever training your neck, concentrate on proper form.

Pugnacious_Z
09-22-2005, 03:19 AM
hey, look at tyson side pics, his neck is not big on the side view, but very big from the front, u can see on the below pic

Pariah21388
09-23-2005, 09:42 PM
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BigDozer260
09-24-2005, 12:04 AM
A neck that size protects you from brain injury others with smaller weaker necks would suffer, and from neck/spinal injury. I played football in highschool and my neck has been 19-19 3/4 inches ever since. My neck is 19 3/4 inches now and trapezius muscle don't hurt either since they isert them selves right at the base of the skull and would help against forward force against the head.

BigDozer260
09-24-2005, 11:38 AM
I went to get measurements for a tailor made suit, and they measure my neck, cold no warmup of flexing standind straight up as I would be wearing the suit. They measured my neck 19 3/4 inches, I wouldn't have even known if not for them.

buff_mike10
09-24-2005, 08:54 PM
I went to get measurements for a tailor made suit, and they measure my neck, cold no warmup of flexing standind straight up as I would be wearing the suit. They measured my neck 19 3/4 inches, I wouldn't have even known if not for them.
You have a monsterous sized neck.

Pugnacious_Z
09-24-2005, 09:27 PM
ye u got a huge ass neck. but wen they meather ur neck for clothes, they increase ur neck by an inche so the suit is not tight on ur neck, so maybe ur neck is around 19. anywayz, how much u weigh?

BigDozer260
09-24-2005, 10:15 PM
ye u got a huge ass neck. but wen they meather ur neck for clothes, they increase ur neck by an inche so the suit is not tight on ur neck, so maybe ur neck is around 19. anywayz, how much u weigh?They measure 19 3/4, my suit was 20 1/2 for comfort.

Verstyle
09-25-2005, 01:14 AM
My neck is alittle over 17inches and I'm only 5'7 160 and its natural that's to daddy. But what I saw in amateur wrestling is that nech bridges similar to tysons can help cause your rolling on your neck. I admit when I spar and ppl hit me in the face my neck never pops back cause of the thickness.

Verstyle
09-25-2005, 01:51 AM
My neck is alittle over 17inches and I'm only 5'7 160 and its natural that's to daddy. But what I saw in amateur wrestling is that nech bridges similar to tysons can help cause your rolling on your neck. I admit when I spar and ppl hit me in the face my neck never pops back cause of the thickness.

kapersky
09-25-2005, 04:09 AM
Yeah but Holyfield is all traps. Look at this pic of Toney and Hoylfield taken from the side.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20031004/sports6.jpg

Holyfield's neck is just sort of normal size but since you measure your neck low the trap development brings the measurement way up. Tyson's actual neck muscles are much more impressive.
holyfield from like bowe 3 necks was inpressive. if your neck is big your face looks also big. tyson and holyfield looks "different" from everyone else.


ye dats the one abidi, see his head is leaned back, and its 20inches
it makes no different his neck is still very big. you can increase with 1inches if you lean back. 19inches is bigger than middle of my thigh.

On The Humble
03-03-2009, 12:33 AM
Tyson's neck was once measured as 21.5"... Views from the side can be especially misleading... size of the chest and head is more pronounced from side..

them_apples
03-03-2009, 01:03 AM
My neck is alittle over 17inches and I'm only 5'7 160 and its natural that's to daddy. But what I saw in amateur wrestling is that nech bridges similar to tysons can help cause your rolling on your neck. I admit when I spar and ppl hit me in the face my neck never pops back cause of the thickness.

yea your a beast, I saw you on youtube I think, built exactly like a mini Tyson. Looks like you got the power to..just the speed ain't the same (that's nothing to be ashamed of).

17 is massive for someone whos 5'7 1/2 I'm 5'6 and my neck is 15' 1/2 I do a lot of neck work to.