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Get Rid Of Your Turkey Neck With These 4 Exercises, Trainer Says

Check out the best bang-for-your-buck moves to melt away the fat.
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Do you have a "turkey neck?" This excess flab underneath your chin is quite frustrating and can occur as you grow older. Many individuals strive to reduce signs of aging, such as saggy skin, in order to lead their best, most youthful lives for as long as possible. It's all too relatable, so I've rounded up four exercises to get rid of your turkey neck.

If you look online, you may find facial and neck exercises claiming to reduce body fat around your neck. I, however, don't believe in spot reduction. Instead, I'm sharing the biggest bang-for-your-buck, hot-ticket exercises to melt saggy skin and fat all over your body.

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of your turkey neck. For the ultimate results, do these exercises together in a circuit, one after another, with minimal rest in between.

Mountain Climbers

man performing mountain climbers to lose 15 pounds in a month

The Mountain Climber is an incredible exercise to torch a lot of calories and jumpstart your metabolism. Even better, it requires no equipment and the technique is incredibly simple.

To set up, get into a pushup position. Keep your core tight, and lift each knee up toward your chest in an alternating way. (It's like you're sprinting in place.) Keep your head up and your hips low.

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Walking Lunges

mature couple doing walking lunges

If you want to burn a lot of calories, the best place to start is with a total-body movement that works a lot of muscles all at once. Doing a lower-body exercise to get rid of your turkey neck might not seem related, but in reality, you have to target the fat all over your body for maximum results. Walking Lunges are perfect for that, no matter how long you've been training.

To begin, take a long step forward—long enough so that your knees make two 90-degree angles at the bottom. Then, pull yourself back up with your forward leg. Repeat on the other side, continuing to alternate.

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Inverted Rows

inverted row

Aside from excess fat, one major cause of a turkey neck is poor posture—especially rounded shoulders with a neck that's craned forward. To reverse this, strengthen the muscles in your upper back to help pull your shoulders back and move your neck into a better position (which is also great for your neck health).

To perform Inverted Rows, set a barbell on a power rack or Smith Machine. Grab the bar from underneath, pull yourself up, and touch your chest to the bar. Pin your shoulder blades together, and keep your body straight like a plank.

Kettlebell Swings

woman performing kettlebell swings

This is one of the best exercises to combine strength, power, and cardio. A Kettlebell Swing is an explosive total-body movement that torches a lot of calories so you can get leaner from head to toe.

Start in a deadlift position with the kettlebell a few feet in front of you. Then, hike the kettlebell back between your legs like a center in football, and explosively drive your hips forward. Imagine propelling the kettlebell to a target in front of you. Keep your arms relaxed.

Anthony J. Yeung
Anthony J. Yeung, CSCS, is a fitness expert featured in Esquire, GQ, and Men’s Health and the founder of GroomBuilder, the destination for men who want to transform their bodies for their weddings. Join the free 5-day course to burn fat and build muscle for the big day! Read more about Anthony