Wrestling Strength Tip: Neck Strength

Dustin Myers

Coach Dustin Myers is coming to you live from THE Old School Gym to bring to you the Wrestling Strength Tip Of The Week.  Today Dustin is going to cover the area that most people neglect especially wrestlers even though it is super important that being the neck.  You have to train the neck!  He is going to show you some variations of neck training just some isometric holds that are safe for wrestlers of any age.  You could have your six year old wrestler do this.  There is no risk to the spine.  No loading.  No weight involved.  

You are going to take a swiss ball and do isometric holds where you stand up against the wall, press up against the ball starting with 10 seconds at a time working up to being able to do 30 seconds.  You can do this forward, back, and both sides of the head.

The next one is called a neck plank where you will sit on the swiss ball, walk out to where just your head is touching the ball, keep your hips up and you want to keep your chin in a neutral position not arched up.  Keep your spine straight push through your heels squeeze your glutes keep your body straight.  Have your athlete work up to where they can do 30 second holds.  Advanced athletes could even hold a medicine ball or kettlebell at there waist to make it harder.  Give this Wrestling Strength Tip a try and let us know what you think!

 

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