Check Up from the Neck Up
Insights and perspectives on injury prevention, rehabilitation, health and fitness
We have established that The Iron Neck is a great way for an athlete to strengthen his or her neck, and that having a strong neck cylinder can reduce the risk of concussions and head injuries. According to the experts, all athletes engaged in sports should train their neck muscles, however does that mean that only athletes should train their necks muscles? Absolutely not!
If your doctor has given you the thumbs up to train the rest of your body, you are most likely a candidate for training your neck, as well. Some of you may be thinking that since you are no longer an athlete colliding with others on a football field, that there is really no reason to train that part of your body. You may want to reconsider if you ride in a car, sit at a computer, like to nod yes or no when speaking to others pain free and would prefer your head being held up by a strong rather than stiff neck. Let’s not forget that your neck is holding up the control center of your body.
Many of our clients are physical therapists, chiropractors and orthopedic doctors. The Iron Neck is used to rehabilitate individuals, post-injury, post-surgery and individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain. Unfortunately as we age, our bodies are not functioning quite the way they used to, and body parts begin to hurt for no apparent reason. I often hear friends and acquaintances report that when emotionally and/or physically stressed, they feel pain in their neck and upper trapezius region (My husband wishes that he had a dollar for every minute that he has rubbed my neck). This is of course before the realization that working out my neck would actually make it feel better.
The Iron Neck is not just for athletes. It is for anyone with the desire to protect the most vulnerable region of the body. In the process, you just may create a better, stronger, pain-free, happier you!
Jenni Jolly, M.A. in Clinical Psychology
Vice President Mission Competition Fitness Equipment
Mother On A Mission