Training the neck and shoulders is not only an essential part of strength development in athletics but is extremely important for the health and safety of our military fighter pilots that protect our country.
Since the augment of fighter jets neck disorders or problems associated with the cervical spine have been commonplace. Neck muscles are significantly activated during flight, sudden head movements, exposure to high G forces and loads applied for long periods increase the risk of neck strain and discomfort.
Aircraft performance will continue to improve as well as the load pilots will be subjected to. This increases the risk and poses a challenge to the cervical spinal health of our military. Study’s show with appropriate training, “strong evidence supports the effectiveness of physical exercise for neck pain.”
Now it is suggested that it may be necessary for, “neck training 10 weeks before pilots start flying high-performance aircraft to be completely prepared for the load of high-performance.”
In athletics it is also suggested before you start flying around the athletic field you need to include neck strengthening as an important part of your developmental program.
Get the Head, Neck and Shoulders Strong.
Neck Training At The Naval Academy