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Jawline Exercises for Men to Leave Your Face Snatched!

You’ve heard of leg day, but what about face day? It’s time to add these jawline exercises for men to your fitness regimen.
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November 14, 2023
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Beautiful, stunning, masculine jawlines — they’re often at the top of a guy’s wishlist, be it for himself or his beau.

Sharp jawlines have always been an attractive look. From cinematic sharks to cartoon characters, many a man have made history, thanks to miraculous mandibles. 

Although they are undoubtedly sexy, a solid jawline isn’t a requirement for a handsome mug. Some men don't have the face structure for it. Frankly, it’s not necessarily even suited to every face shape. So don't fret too much if you aren't keen on framing your face with a snatched jaw; there’s power in embracing the double chin.

But if you’re determined to get a jawbone that could cut glass (or as close to it as possible), stick with us; we’re about to uncover how you can leverage jawline exercises for men to sculpt a mug the gods themselves will envy.

How to get a jawline

So technically, the majority of us already have a jawline, even if you don’t find yours particularly defined. It’s also common for this jaw to become less defined over time.

These changes are natural, but that doesn't mean you can’t try some exercises to counteract them. Even the most subtle adjustments can make a surprisingly big difference in your jawline, so it doesn't hurt to try exercises that work out your jaw and neck muscles.

Let's go over a few of the more common movements and discuss how you can do them properly for maximum gains. Soon, your dirty-talking muscles will be rippling!

Vowel exercises

This exercise is for A-E-I-O-you! It's also one you learned to do way back when you learned about vowels. All you do is sound out these letters, exaggerating your mouth shape to target the muscles surrounding your lips. Here's the breakdown of the routine: 

  • Make an "O" sound or shape with your mouth. Make sure to tighten the muscles so the vowel shape is intensified.
  • Switch gears and make an "E" shape.
  • Bounce between the two of them, with one "O" and one "E" equalling one rep.

Don’t forget to exaggerate these mouth shapes to get the full effect!

Chin-up

Bummed about your less-than-ideal jawline? Chin up! No, really, do some chin-ups. Not the ones you're familiar with (though those are a great workout in their own right). This exercise is specific to the facial muscles around the chin and jaw. Here's how to execute it:

  • Close your mouth and stick out your jaw.
  • Curl your lower lip into a pout until you feel the chin muscles around your jawline activate.
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds and gently release it. That's one rep.

The chin-up will sculpt different muscles from the vowel jawline exercises. It's vital to do both to get a good balance, just like you should work out your lower and upper body in equal measure.

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Tongue-twister

Have you always wanted to impress your beau by tying a cherry stem into a knot? Well, this isn't that, but it offers another way to impress them: with an impressive jawline and a more dexterous tongue. They both seem like good things to have as a gay man, honestly.

Let's take a look at this exercise:

  • Adjust your tongue so it's at the roof of your mouth, right behind your teeth.
  • Press against the roof of your mouth.
  • Hum to activate your muscles. You should feel a nice vibration throughout the area.
  • Hold for 10 seconds to complete one rep.

Bonus points if you do this exercise with friends and harmonize your hums. What a fun way to workout and practice your intervals for karaoke night!

Things to consider while exercising your jawline

Aside from these exercises, there are a few things you should know about how to get a sharper jawline before you start a new fitness routine. There's a lot to this facial feature, so you should be aware of these aspects before you go all in.

Diet

There's a significant part of the equation that's less about bulking up your jawline and more about carving a better shape around it: diet. A well-balanced diet is good for everyone, but it can be terrific if you want to get yourself a Johnny Bravo-esque jawline.

Diet and exercise can help keep your weight down and prevent weight gain. The result is less unwanted fat hanging out around your face. Truthfully, adjusting your diet should always be your first line of action if you want more defined anything.

For the record, we have no problem with a little extra chub. Bears need that insulation for the long, cold cuffing season, and it gives them an adorable (but not exactly defined) face. It’s all about personal preference.

Bone structure

So here's the catch: Not everyone will have the bone structure to sport a statuesque jaw that bards will write songs about for centuries. Go figure.

Your face shape — thanks to your genetic makeup — is somewhat predetermined, and there are limited ways to go about changing it naturally. Your jaw structure is part of this, with the bone structure being what it is. (If you have the genetics for a well-shaped beard, that’s just as good!)

Before you drop the diet we just inspired you to create a few seconds ago, there's a catch to this catch. Just because some of your facial structure is written in the stars doesn't mean you can't work out the jaw muscles surrounding it or adjust your diet to see some improvements.

Will you get a jaw that can cut through butter like a hot knife? Maybe not, but who wants butter on their face? Okay, so maybe some of you have a fetish for food, but you get what we mean.

Caution when exercising

Like any exercise, you should start doing your jaw exercises slowly and ramp up as you get more comfortable. The neck and jaw are some of the most fragile parts of your body, so damaging them in any way is a first-class ticket to pain and suffering.

Do these facial exercises in moderation and see how you feel. Better yet, discuss your plans with your doctor and see what they say about it. 

But what’s the worst that could potentially happen if you're too focused on jaw gains every day? For starters, you could experience inflammation or misalignment of your temporomandibular joint — not great for your love life or quality of life.

Doing them correctly, however, could have the opposite effect and help reduce the effects of chronic pain or temporomandibular disorders. So, if you have jaw pain in either the muscles or bones, safely performing jaw exercises could give you some relief.

That isn't to say this will be everyone's experience. Some of you might already have extraordinarily strong jaws (we see you, we know why, and we're proud of you). You might realize you can start at a higher intensity than others would be comfortable with.

But regardless, exercise caution when exercising. It’s the best way to prevent a host of problematic conditions, from TMJ to persistent headaches. And what good are sexy jawlines if it hurts to open your mouth?

Get that chiseled jawline of your dreams

Sheer luck and winning numbers in the genetic lottery play the most significant roles in whether you brandish an intimidating jawline, but there's hope for you yet. Even if you can't achieve the sharp, snatched jaw muscles you crave, it doesn't mean you can't improve your facial structure using these tips. You're uniquely you — jaw and all — so embrace your shape!

Ready to put that strong new jaw to work? Then you need to get on Grindr and let them know your pistons are ready for pumpin'! Snap a few pics and share the jaw-dropping jaw with the thirsty, tall drinks of water in your area!

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