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    While the NFL and NHL made front page news for their heightened awareness of concussions, soccer player Brittni Souder looked for anyone who could understand her textbook symptoms of repetitive brain trauma.

    Neck training probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of running, but proper biomechanics from the feet up to the neck is essential for safety and stabilization. Discover how neck training for runners helps to build strength, improve mobility, and improve attention while running. 
    Nico Barraza tore all the ligaments of his right shoulder and hand, and suffered a TBI, when he went over the handlebars of his bike. The former NCAA baseball player, pro ultrarunner and cyclist is bringing the Iron Neck in to restore his neck and shoulders to full function.

    Training with the Iron Neck will make any athlete better than they would be without it. Some coaches are taking their neck training for athletes beyond the basics, giving themselves an edge and moving the ball downfield for all of us.

    Let's play a game: we'll give you some data points, you tell us what sport it's from. Professional male athlete with VO2peak of 60 ml/kg/min, in-competition lactate concentration of 3.2 mmol/L and mean heart rate of 150 bpm, which is 80% of HRmax. Soccer? Basketball? Handball? The athlete is exposed to up to 6 G's, and the most common locations of pain and injury are the back and upper extremity. Rugby? Football? Isometric force production during neck extension is 330 N and 280 N for lateral flexion. Anything?
    Iron Neck has its roots in football, wrestling and combat sports, but as more coaches use it, the more sports benefit from neck training and development. Track & field, tennis and baseball are prime examples of where neck training needs to go next.
    With the Iron Neck becoming a regular in pro athletes' social media, we asked some of their trainers how they reached the point of saying "Yes, putting an Iron Neck on an NFL player's head is a good idea."

    A wrestler and football player in high school and at UCLA, Jolly continued his two-track life by serving as a football coach and strength & conditioning coach, developing athletes when not developing real estate.

    Injuries to Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson draw attention to the neck’s involvement as they enter concussion protocol.
    Three million people every year have to work through a rotator cuff injury. This year, strength & conditioning coach Joe DeFranco is one of them.
    The days of asking patients to comply with rudimentary neck exercises with uncomfortable Thera Bands are over. Iron Neck allows patients with mild to severe neck pain to safely rehab injury by reducing stiffness and increasing range of motion. Iron Neck integrates into any clinic or patients’ home. 
    As Master Kettlebell trainer for Kettlebell Kings, Marcus has developed extensive kettlebell programming and, as you can see from our workout, loves to play around and discover new ways to test the body. Building off our Six Foundational Movements, we looked at our time as a way to add another dimension to kettlebell and medicine ball training and bounce ideas off of one another. The result is some of the most innovative exercises we have ever seen using the Iron Neck.