Possible to reduce neck size?

aleutian1 Community Member November 04, 2009
  • Hi...I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea.  I'm a 40 year old male, 190#, 5'10.  Only a little overweight but I've always had a fat neck, which contributes greatly to sleep apnea.  I'm wondering...are there any specific exercises that can help reduce neck size?  I dont want to do anything that would increase any muscle mass and end up making it even bigger.

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  • Anonymous
    blueprintfitness
    Nov. 06, 2009

    There are no exercises that you can do to reduce neck size, only burning fat generally. If you have a lot of hormonal receptors around the neck, then you may be able to modulate these hormones to reduce their fat-storage activity. If you can find any Poliquin Biosignature practitioners near to you, I would definitely suggest making an appointment.

     

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    RHMLucky777

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    There are no exercises that you can do to reduce neck size, only burning fat generally. If you have a lot of hormonal receptors around the neck, then you may be able to modulate these hormones to reduce their fat-storage activity. If you can find any Poliquin Biosignature practitioners near to you, I would definitely suggest making an appointment.

     

    Other than that, resolving the sleep apnea is vital as poor sleep has a massive effect on stress levels and therefore your metabolism in general. Do you smoke or drink alcohol regularly? Any medications?

     

    Regards, Marek

    Basingstoke Nutritionist / Personal Trainer

    • aleutian1
      Nov. 06, 2009

      Thank you for the reply.  I've had a couple of sleep studies done in the last two weeks, and will begin using a bi-PAP machine next week.  I'm hopeful that, once it relieves my apnea, my metabolism will increase and I won't be so tired all the time, which will lead to getting out more and having more energy.  I need to drop about 40...

      RHMLucky777

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      Thank you for the reply.  I've had a couple of sleep studies done in the last two weeks, and will begin using a bi-PAP machine next week.  I'm hopeful that, once it relieves my apnea, my metabolism will increase and I won't be so tired all the time, which will lead to getting out more and having more energy.  I need to drop about 40 lbs, which I'm sure I can do because I only gained it in the last year and a half, but I know my neck will still be big...I guess I'll just have to live with that.