I have read through the neck and upright rows posts already but couldn't find an answer to this question:
What exercise was most effective for you when building your neck muscles? Shrugs or Upright Rows?
The reason I am asking is that my brother used to do a lot of upright rows a couple years back and ever since he's had a huge neck - big enough to visibly lift his shirts and t-shirts; he has never done any shrugs. I on the other hand have been doing a lot of shrugs over years and never done any upright rows; my neck muscles are tiny, even compared to others who have worked out for a similar amount of years.
My trainer told me that shrugs are best for neck muscle building but as just described my personal experience tells me something different.
Hence, I was wondering what your experiences are in the shrugs vs. upright rows discussion.