Athletes trying to avoid neck injuries from contact sports are not the only ones who benefit from neck strength training. In our everyday lives, we encounter situations, which are far more dangerous than a punch, tackle, car accident or fall. The worst part is, if these things happen, we are not prepared for them. We may think twice about combat sports such as an NFL tackle, but do not think twice about hopping into a car and driving at 65mph.
An NFL tackle potentially produces 1,600lbs of force, while a person weighing 15—200lbs and driving at 65mph without a seatbelt can experience 160-215,000lbs of force upon impact. With a belt, the 215,000lbs of force reduces to 32,000 to 43,000 lbs. of force upon impact.
Your neck’s musculature is your head, neck and spine’s support. The Iron Neck predominantly trains your neck’s musculature isometrically. This means the musculature has no change in your overall muscle length. The neck musculature is responsible for keeping the head, neck and spine from accelerating and rotating aggressively, much as a seatbelt does.
According to Dr Uzma, a leading neurologist in concussion research, neck strengthening is believed to be the best way to reduce a concussion by preventing the rapid extension and flexion of the head, which could theoretically reduce any axonal (head, neck, spine) injuries.