A black belt out of Gracie Humaita Austin, Ash Warren has been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for nearly two decades. As his passion for the sport has grown, he’s developed a perspective that places value on respect, hard work and community.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is My Passion
"It keeps you humble and always coming back," says Warren. "There’s always something to learn. There's always someone better. There’s always room to grow."
The Road Block: Neck Injuries
Warren has seen a lot of neck injuries over the years. "You have to have a strong neck to support your head and protect everything so you can stay in the game and continue to train."
Diagonal Movements - Immediately after getting his Iron Neck on, Ash goes straight to Diagonal Movements. Strengthening the neck through multi-planar movements mimics how your muscles are actually working during competition and is a great way to activate the diagonal fibers in your neck.
Medicine Ball Throw - Ash has found that by incorporating a medicine ball into his Iron Neck training, he is able to challenge his neck and core strength even further. Improving our training efficiency is another way to gain an edge.
Shuffles - Ash ends his routine with a few sets of Iron Neck shuffles. Maintaining an upright posture while the Iron Neck is pulling him forward engages his core and glutes to resist the linear force applied from the resistance band.
One Tool for Prevention + Rehab
Iron Neck presents a path toward recovery and a stronger you. Proactively improve neck strength and mobility and reduce your risk of injury.
Be Strong in Positions that Matter
Training the neck on our feet engages the entire kinetic chain. Challenging these muscles from every angle helps reveal positions in which we are most vulnerable and builds critical strength.
Miss Less Time to Injury
Smarter training leads to fewer injuries, which means more time on the mat. Time on the mat is where you improve. Missing time isn't an option.