Rogers Athletic has created an incredible piece of equipment to strength train the head, neck, and upper back. The 5-Way Neck is used in many of the SMARTER Team Training programs. With exercises that emphasize this area of the body, our clients and athletes are healthier and stronger throughout their entire body.

This area of the body is primarily addressed with collegiate and professional athletes, but there are benefits for everyone that trains their head, neck, and upper back. Poor posture being an example that may lead to headaches, hamstring and low back issues, and potentially knee and ankle injuries. Not to mention numerous potential performance benefits too. Training on the 5-Way Neck from Rogers Athletic is time efficient, productive, and effective.

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Head, Neck, and Upper Back Training – Youth Program

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RESEARCH

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4 – Sports Med. 2016 May 3. [Epub ahead of print] Minimizing Head Acceleration in Soccer: A Review of the Literature. Caccese, Kaminski.

5 – Am J Sports Med. 1979 Jul-Aug;7(4):231-3.Neck motion in the high school football player. Observations and suggestions for diminishing stresses on the neck. Pearl AJ, Mayer PW.

6 – J Prim Prev. 2014 Neck strength: a protective factor reducing risk for concussion in high school sports. Collins CL, Fletcher EN, Fields SK, Kluchurosky L, Rohrkemper MK, Comstock RD, Cantu RC.

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8 – Sports Health. 2013 Jul;5(4):320-6. Neck strength imbalance correlates with increased head acceleration in soccer heading

9 – Laryngorhinootologie. 2015 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print] [Electromyographic Analysis of Neck Muscles at a Simulated Rear-end Impact in Healthy Subjects]. [Article in German] Raven , Volk GF, Stadler J, Graßme, Anders , Guntinas-Lichius.

10 – Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] Acute Lower Extremity Injury Rates Increase following Concussion in College Athletes. Lynall RC, Mauntel TC, Padua DA, Mihalik JP.

11 – Cortical hypoexcitability persists beyond the symptomatic phase of a concussion. Powers KC, Cinelli ME, Kalmar JM

12 – Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar;44(3):742-7. Epub 2016 Jan 19. Concussion Increases Odds of Sustaining a Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury After Return to Play Among Collegiate Athletes.

13 – Sean Gregory, Neck Strength Predicts Concussion Risk, Study Says Time Sports 02.21.2013.

14 – Robert Nash, Angus Barnett, Sally Burrows, Warren Andrews, Brendyn Appleby, Can a specific neck strengthening routine reduce cervical spine injuries in a Men’s Professional Rugby union team? A retrospective analysis Journal of Sports Medicine 2013 12,542-550

15 – Paul Steinbach Sports Injury Expert Dawn Comstock Talks Concussion Prevention Athletic Business; Apr 2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p11

16 – Beeman SM, Kemper AR, Madigan ML, Duma SM Effects of bracing on human kinematics in low-speed frontal sled tests. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011 Dec;39(12):2998-3010

17 – Bose D, Crandall JR., Influence of active muscle contribution on the injury response of restrained car occupants. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2008 Oct; 52:61-72.

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20 – Thomas J. Roberts and Emanuel Azizi The series-elastic shock absorber: tendons attenuate muscle power during eccentric actions, Journal of Applied Physiology August 1, 2010 vol. 109 no. 2 396-404.

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22 – J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2017 Apr 13. Neck strength and self-reported neck dysfunction: what is the impact of a season of rugby union? Salmon, Sullivan, Handcock, Rehrer, Niven.

23 – J Strength Cond Res. 2017 Mar 13. Can Neck Strength be Measured Using a Single Maximal Contraction in a Simulated Contact Position? Salmon, Handcock, John Sullivan, Reherer, Niven.

Rob

Coach Taylor’s go to exercise…

“One of the first exercises we teach our athletes is the shrug. The one arm and two arm options on the 5-Way Neck makes coaching the protocols we use on this piece time efficient and effective. Super-setting these exercises with programming on the 3-Way Row gives us the capability to provide a comprehensive head, neck, and upper back program. Being able to progressively overload these crucial muscles of the body on the pieces from Rogers Athletic give us a huge competitive advantage.” – Rob Taylor, Jr., Founder and Owner of SMARTER Team Training

Mike

Mike changes his training up with…

“I like to change my Neck Extension programs pretty frequently, and one of my favorites is the 30H8+. The 30H8+ starts with a 30-second hold (the 30H) in the fully extended position. The ‘8+’ of the protocol is the rep goal directly following the 30-second hold. If the athlete is able to complete 8 or more reps after the 30-second hold, we will increase weight the next time they perform 30H8+.” – Mike Whitman, Director of Training

Alex keeps it creative with…

“When athletes have trained with us for a while and begin to develop significant neck strength, I put them through an ascending triples program. This consists of a starting weight of about 50% of the athlete’s 1RM for 3 reps. Add 10 lbs. and complete 3 more reps. Continue this until the athlete executes their last repetition with proper form.” – Alex Walsh, Performance Coach

Riley

Riley enjoys this protocol the most…

“Another way to change head and neck training up that I enjoy is the ‘Ladder 5’. Perform five good reps of flexion at a cam setting of 4,7,10,7,4. Make sure that you pause at the bottom of each rep and slowly lower the weight back to the starting position. I use this protocol to show individuals how the different cam settings can either increase or decrease the difficulty of the rep.” – Riley Oharah, Former Performance Coach

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