The Iron Neck Pro is our most popular model and combines the best features from the Starter and Varsity models, making it the ideal choice for rehabilitation, reducing injury risk, and strength training applications. The variable friction dial works similar to a brake in a spinning bike, allowing you to adjust the amount of friction applied and take complete control over your training. Start friction-free to focus on form and proper biomechanics, then as you get stronger and more comfortable with the system, you can increase the friction to bust through training plateaus and accelerate strength gains.
Rotational resistance is most important for athletes due to how rotational head acceleration can affect the brain. Part of the neck’s job is to slow head acceleration after impact or a fall to the ground to reduce the amount of force/energy transferred from the body to the brain. Building rotational neck strength adds another layer of protection against concussion risk.
How Do I Set Up the Iron Neck?
Iron Neck can be used in any of the following three ways:
- Connecting to a secured vertical post using a resistance band and a cinch anchor
- Connecting to door using door belt or door anchor
- Clipping into an adjustable cable pulley system
If connecting to a cable pulley weight stack, you will only need the Iron Neck. Every Iron Neck purchase comes with a resistance band, connection anchor, and skull cap. Teams often work Iron Neck into their lift rotation by connecting them to their squat racks using the resistance band and cinch anchor. The resistance band gives you the portability to use the Iron Neck almost anywhere.