Over the past decade, increased reporting of concussions, discovery of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and posture issues have shined a spotlight on the importance of neck training. Our 4-page Neck Training Overview highlights the following & much more:
- Proactive concussion management
- "Tech Neck" and "Text Neck"
- Linear and rotational forces
- Differences between male & female necks
Reduce Whiplash, Reduce Concussions
The Brain's Shock Absorber
Nearly 4 million sports-related concussions occur in the US every year. A growing body of research agrees that neck training is an effective way to proactively reduce concussion risk and the effects of whiplash.
In 2014, the Journal of Primary Prevention conducted a study with 6,700 high school athletes (boys and girls) and concluded: “for every one pound increase in neck strength, odds of concussion decreased 5%”
Additional studies have further identified thinner/weaker necks in youth and female athletes as a leading factor for higher concussion rates.