Top-down Training with the Pendulum 5-way Neck Machine
In management it has been argued; “The top-down approach results in clear, well-organized processes that leave little room for confusion. Because all decisions are made in one place and all communication flows in one direction, mix-ups and misunderstandings happen less frequently….”
In strength training it can be argued; Training from the ‘top’ or head down will also - “..approach results in clear, well-organized processes that leave little room for confusion.”
The first purpose in training an athlete is ‘preventative sports medicine’. Designing a program that reduces the incidence and/or mitigates the severity of head trauma should be a priority.
Neck strength and girth play an important role in preventing head and neck injuries. Neck development is a modifiable risk factor that can be prioritized and targeted by placing its strengthening at the ‘top’ of the workout.
‘Where the head goes the body will follow', is an athletic axiom that coaches teach. Strength training the neck not only provides protection, it also Improves athleticism, as strong explosive head, neck and trap muscles play an important part in bodily movement. Make neck training a Top priority of an athletes training program. Get the head, neck and traps Strong.