Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Strong Neck

Q: I am an MMA fighter and was wondering what you think of wrestling neck bridges for building strength in the neck?

A: A strong neck is VERY important for MMA and grappling sports but I would never use the traditional bridges that you see in wrestling. They place tremendous stress on the joints. Instead, we perform the following for 15-20 sec holds. If you don't have a matted wall, just use a stability ball to put your head on.