The 4 Benefits of Iron Neck Training
OK, neck training isn’t the first thing most people think about in their training sessions. Too often it’s not even on our radar until we have a concussion or start experiencing neck pain or stiffness. Iron Neck provides a versatile solution to improve strength and mobility, relieve chronic pain and prevent injuries to the head, neck and spine. There’s more to Iron Neck than just stronger neck muscles though. Here are the 4 benefits of training with Iron Neck.
1. Injury Prevention
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If he were alive today, there’s no doubt Benjamin Franklin would be a fan of the Iron Neck! He clearly understood the difference in the cost of fixing a problem versus preventing it.
Injury prevention is about fixing weaknesses before they become problems. Challenging the neck from every angle exposes weaknesses. It may sound too cliche to be true, but Iron Neck turns these weaknesses into strengths.
This is relevant for athletes but is also important for all people. You can’t predict when you’ll be in a car accident or slip and fall. In these instances, a strong neck may be the only thing that can help. Iron Neck is a valuable tool that helps reduce whiplash and concussion risk.
2. Increased Range of Motion & Flexibility
Iron Neck helps keep your neck moving the way it is meant to. Unlike traditional modalities of neck training, with Iron Neck you are not moving something with your head, but rather stabilizing your head position against a horizontal resistance.
3. Reduce Neck and Back Pain
The impact that posture has on neck and back pain, as well as the likelihood of future degenerative neck conditions, is significant.
Hunched over computers. Craned over our phones. Hundreds of hours commuting in traffic. From the moment we wake up to when we fall asleep, our spines are in a constant battle against gravity and over the past few decades have been subjected to our collective addiction to technology.
Iron Neck helps improve strength and stability throughout the neck and back and correct posture. Being proactive against these persistent forces will help you win the battle against gravity!
4. Improve Core Strength & Movement Biomechanics
Iron Neck training is performed standing up. This engages muscles from the base of your skull down to your feet, forcing muscles throughout the entire kinetic chain to fire and stabilize body position.
Iron Neck helps train and develop more awareness of body position and muscle activation. Throughout the 6 foundational movements, your central nervous system (CNS) is highly engaged.
Ultimately, training is about being strong in the ways that are most relevant to your sport or profession. In every sport that Iron Neck has been adopted in, from Football and Baseball to IndyCar and Jiu Jitsu, it’s ability to challenge and develop movement biomechanics has helped make athletes stronger in the ways they need to be for the specific demands of their sport.
Learning From the Innovators
With an understanding of the forces the neck is subjected to on a daily basis, you recognize that the neck cannot be ignored. By giving the neck our attention and training it in a way that is connected to our overall body movement, we begin to open doors we didn’t think were possible.
The Iron Neck ecosystem is made up of strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors, doctors and athletes across nearly every sport. By learning from the innovators in each field, you can integrate these innovative techniques into your programming and see improvements in injury prevention, mobility, neck/back pain and biomechanics.
We invite you to explore new movements and share your innovative approach with our world. It may sound cliche, but with Iron Neck you’re only limited by your creativity.