Train Neck Smarter

Of Mice and Concussions

Jul 13, 2018 1:11:24 PM / by Robert Sherman posted in Concussion, CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, neck strength, head injury, Lee Goldstein, David Camarillo, Research, Boston University, Stanford University

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A big discovery in concussion research reveals just how much there still is to learn.

One year ago today, we attended the National Neurotrauma Society Symposium and had the opportunity to speak with several PhD students presenting ground-breaking research in the field of concussions. There was one research study in particular from a group of Boston University researchers that stood out, which suggested that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, is not caused by concussion, but rather impacts to the head.

This revelation is important because it can help better inform prevention efforts to focus on mitigating head acceleration. The construct of this study, however, is focused only on direct head impacts and doesn't include the large portion of concussions that result from whiplash, either from a blow to the body or fall to the ground.

Building off this study, we share research from a comprehensive NFL Concussion Video Analysis, a TED Talk on rotational forces in the brain and more to paint a clearer picture of how core and neck strength are critical in dissipating the injurious forces on the brain in sport.

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Ashley Jones on Neck Training in Rugby

Jul 6, 2018 3:36:01 PM / by John Ashley Jones posted in Concussion, text neck, strength and conditioning, neck strength, neck exercises, strengthen the neck, Rugby training, rugby, Ashley Jones

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Internationally recognized strength and conditioning coach Ashley Jones introduced Iron Neck training to the Samoan Rugby Union and New Zealand Crusaders this year. In this article, published on EliteFTS.com, Jones provides an overview of the landscape of neck training and the many ways he is experimenting with Iron Neck to take his training even further.

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A New Approach to Concussion Safety that's Turning Heads at UCLA

Jun 13, 2018 9:33:57 AM / by Robert Sherman posted in Concussion, college football, neck strength, coach, UCLA, football

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With high expectations and an entirely new coaching staff, UCLA's new Director of Football Performance, Frank Wintrich, is looking for creative ways to build a strong and healthy team.

Time is always the most precious resource for a coach, so this offseason Wintrich has been working with former UCLA lineman Mike Jolly, to implement Iron Neck training to improve the team's efficiency in the weight room and reduce concussion risk in his athletes.

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5 Steps to Properly Fitting Your Iron Neck

Jun 6, 2018 11:48:02 PM / by Robert Sherman posted in neck training, strength and conditioning, how to

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Getting a good, comfortable fit with the Iron Neck will improve the quality of your training as well as your overall experience. Follow these 5 steps to maximize your comfort when training with Iron Neck.

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Neck Training for the Modern IndyCar Driver

May 27, 2018 11:35:52 AM / by Robert Sherman posted in Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Racing, strength and conditioning, neck strength, neck, Indycar Series, Racing news, performance training, human performance

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With the 102nd running of the Indy 500 today, many who tune in may not appreciate the fitness and conditioning of these athletes, particularly of their necks. Since the '90s when Formula 1 racers began coming to race CART in the US, motorsport drivers have become far more focused on their strength and conditioning as a way to improve their performance.

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Iron Neck Training: Exercise Overview

May 26, 2018 10:07:39 AM / by Robert Sherman posted in Concussion, strength & conditioning, neck training

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Welcome to the Iron Neck training exercises overview! You’re here either because you are obsessed with neck training or you’ve recently discovered that ignoring your neck increases your concussion risk and can lead to deteriorating postural issues and neck pain.

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Iron Neck Fundamentals

May 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Matthew Schmit posted in Concussion, strength & conditioning, neck training

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Iron Neck training is uniquely designed to increase both neck strength and range of motion, in every position and across every plane of movement. It's worn on the head and can be used in conjunction with a cable pulley machine or resistance band and cinch anchor, as seen below. We have three models available. Iron Neck training is accomplished through two forms of resistance: linear and rotational.
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Neck Training 101

May 24, 2018 1:40:08 PM / by Matthew Schmit posted in Concussion, strength & conditioning, neck training, brain injury, CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, posture, neck pain, tech neck, text neck

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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

 

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Iron Neck Makes Headlines in Concussion Prevention

May 21, 2018 2:27:18 PM / by Robert Sherman posted in Concussion, brain injury, CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

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Iron Neck was recently profiled in the Minnesota Star Tribune, spreading it's technology across the country and making an impact on how coaches, parents and athletes approach concussion prevention.

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Iron Neck Strategies from CSCCa Strength and Conditioning Coaches

May 17, 2018 1:07:49 PM / by Robert Sherman posted in Concussion, strength & conditioning, neck training, college football

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Strength and conditioning coaches Pat Moorer (University of South Florida) and John Sisk (Georgia Tech) demo the new Iron Neck at the 2018 CSCCa.

 

Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing a series of innovative exercises and lessons learned from coaches who have been implementing Iron Neck.

We hope this content will instill a sense of inspiration and creativity in you and your athletes and arm you with the most effective strategies and techniques to implement Iron Neck efficiently across all sports, for boys and girls.

 

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