The Iron Neck Starter is perfect for anyone trying to overcome poor posture, improve mobility, or rehabilitate chronic pain in the neck or back. It’s also being recommended by doctors to help patients recover from whiplash and as the initial phase of treatment for shoulder injuries; strengthening the muscles that connect the neck and shoulder while the shoulder itself has time to heal. For fitness enthusiasts and amateur athletes, the Starter is a great introduction to Iron Neck training, with added benefits that include core strengthening and reduced risk of head and neck injuries in contact sports.
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.