Most people never consider directly training their neck muscles, because the benefits seem limited and the results aren’t what they’re looking for aesthecially. If you’re just a regular weekend warrior, heading to the gym for an hour or two, strengthening your neck doesn’t seem like a worthy effort.
So who absolutely needs to invest time into developing a stronger, thicker neck?
If you’re in any type of sport that requires physical contact with another person, equipment, or a hard surface the risk of brain or head injury is significantly elevated.
Studies have shown, developing the muscles of the neck can help reduce the frequency and severity of brain trauma and concussions.
Some combat sports have workouts designed specifcally for the neck, to help reduce injuries. Here’s some of the routines they do regularly: