Have you ever seen Mike Tyson doing the infamous wrestler neck bridges?
The exercise itself looks intense and dangerous, but the speed that Iron Mike was doing it is not something we'd recommend.
So why did he do something like that?
As a boxer, Mike Tyson was getting punched in the head over and over again...
So he wanted to improve neck stability and protect himself against brain injuries.
But here’s the thing – everyone needs a stronger neck.
Even the average American who sits all day in front of the computer and does very little (if any) physical activity.
Because a stronger neck will improve your posture and eliminate neck pain that’s caused by sitting in front of a screen and looking at your smartphone.
And if you’re an athlete, there are even more reasons to strengthen your neck.
First, you’re going to improve your overall upper body strength.
The neck is involved in many different movements and every one of them will become easier for you.
Also, if you practice any contact sport such as boxing or football…
You’re going to need a strong and stable neck to support the head absorb the punches/hits.
Now, don’t get me wrong – you don’t have to train as Tyson did.
Even if you’re a boxer.
What Tyson was doing is dangerous for most people and unnecessary for athletes (Google Mike Tyson Neck Bridge to see it yourself).
There are a ton of exercises that can make your neck stronger without any risk for the neck itself.
Here are just some of them I’ve tried that feel good and produce results:
- Weighted Neck Curls
- Dumbbell Shrugs
- Weighted Neck Extension
- Neck Bridge off a bench
Add at least one of those exercises to your back routines and you’ll see your neck becoming thicker and more stable over time.
And keep the reps high with 2-3 sets of 20-30 reps.
Stay fit my friend,
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