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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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

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

Coach Parkes focuses on…

“I like to focus on the eccentric contraction during the neck flexion and neck extension exercises on the 5-Way Neck machine. Choose a set weight and perform the concentric action for 2-3 seconds in a controlled manner. The eccentric action should be performed anywhere from 6-8 seconds. Once the client falls under a 6 second eccentric action the set is over. The goal should be 8-10 repetitions.” – Ade Parkes, Performance Coach





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