A thick neck is the new six pack.
Here’s 4 reasons why you should train your neck:
1. Reduce Neck Pain
Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders in Western societies (Cote et al., 2000). Associated with lower health related quality of life (Saarni et al., 2006).
You’re extremely vulnerable to neck pain as a contact athlete (and a modern human). Spending the first 8hours of your day desk bound, then heading to training to get your head ripped off isn’t the healthiest for the neck.
However, neck training will help you better cope with these demands. Neck strength training has been shown to reduce pain and the disability associated with it (Sale et al., 2010)
2. Best Protect Ya Neck
Concussions are a serious problem in contact sports.
Although we can never prevent injury, we may be able to reduce the risk with neck training. “For every pound of neck strength, odds of concussion is reduced by 5%” (Collins et al., 2014)
3. “If you control the head, you control the body”
Develop the strength to resist movement of your head from your opponent pulling and pushing on it is essential for many contact and combat sports.
Whether it be jiu jitsu, American football, rugby, or boxing.
Neck training will enhance your jawline and make you more attractive (imo)
The mean neck circumference is 16.5inches. How do you shape up? (Joshipura et al., 2016)
Stop the pencil neck pandemic. Make the neck the new six pack.