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.
Neck Protrusion Training On The Rogers Athletic 5-Way Neck
Neck Flexion Training On The Rogers Athletic 5-Way Neck
Neck Complex Training On The Rogers Athletic 5-Way Neck
Neck Extension Training On The Rogers Athletic 5-Way Neck
Lateral Flexion Training On The Rogers Athletic 5-Way Neck
Neck Retraction Training On The Rogers Athletic 5-Way Neck
“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 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 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