Training The Neck?!

Nov 30, 2020 Eric Toussaint 6 Comments

Do any of you train your neck??

I actually apparently have “broken” my neck at some point during my life. I suffered a compression fracture at C3 in what I have narrowed down to two possible incidents, the details of which are not relevant. Irrespective my neck does give me issues on occasion and in the past ten years I have had 3 “episodes” that required physical therapy.

What I have found that is that is that if I keep my neck strong I am much less likely to need physical therapy. On a quick FYI  note, if you’re in the same boat I wouldn’t recommend doing 20 plus front flips at jump zone (the cause of last episode and physical therapy bout.

That being said here is what works for me. My favorite neck piece is the Hammer Strength 4 way neck. I usually would throw it in on my leg days, 4 sets in each direction. 

The more low tech options I use on occasion are a neck harnesses, and a wrap around weighted neck strengthener. Both of these are great options for home use and I relied heavily on both during the lockdown.

My lastest foray into neck training is the Iron Neck, I just bought the Iron Neck starter and am actually in the process of returning it. The starter model just doesn’t provide enough resistance. I have the pro model on the way (unfortunately for about $300 more) and will be testing ASAP.

I let you know how it goes…

So I’m curious, what do you do for you neck? Let me know…

Train Hard, Train Safe!!

-JETT

Author: Eric Toussaint

Eric Toussaint is the founder and owner of JETT Training, a Washington, DC area personal training company. With over 15 years of personal training experience, he has a wealth of knowledge in the field of health and fitness and is an expert in High Intensity Training (HIT) with extensive knowledge of sprint, speed, and agility training, as well as plyometrics, stretching post-rehab and Pre-Post Natal Training.

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Eric Toussaint is the founder and owner of JETT Training, a Washington, DC area personal training company. With over 15 years of personal training experience, he has a wealth of knowledge in the field of health and fitness and is an expert in High Intensity Training (HIT) with extensive knowledge of sprint, speed, and agility training, as well as plyometrics, stretching post-rehab and Pre-Post Natal Training.

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