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Post by KPj » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:59 pm

frogbyte wrote:Or football? Or... any sport that has the potential for upper spinal injury? Which is any contact sport. Or riding a bicycle or driving a car and being in an accident? Or getting a piano dropped on your head?
Or sitting at a desk..... Or being human... There's lot's of 'potential' for upper spine injury :wink:

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Post by stuward » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:00 pm

frogbyte wrote:Or football? Or... any sport that has the potential for upper spinal injury? Which is any contact sport. Or riding a bicycle or driving a car and being in an accident? Or getting a piano dropped on your head?
How do you train for getting a piano dropped on your head?

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Post by KPj » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:04 pm

stuward wrote: How do you train for getting a piano dropped on your head?
It COULD explain the way a lot of people in my gym train....

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Post by alcas » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:23 pm

Open Wheels racing drivers (formula one) train their neck to get stronger cause of the high G forces they support in high speed curves and acceleration / desacceleration events.
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Post by frogbyte » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:24 pm

Functional training - start off by dropping small pianos and work your way up.


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Post by frigginwizard » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:44 pm

frogbyte wrote:Functional training - start off by dropping small pianos and work your way up.
of course eventually leading up to several pianos in quick succession for HIIT

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Post by stuward » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:19 pm

Piano drop on head HIIT:

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Post by pdellorto » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:25 pm

How can it be useful?

Control the head and you control the body. A weak neck makes it easy for your opponents to control your head.

And you only have to tap once to a can opener (a form of neck crank) to realize that a weak neck means a weak guard.

So yeah, I did lots of neck-specific exercises. I don't do so much anymore, but I used to do a lot of bridges, inverted bridges, neck rolls, neck lifts against a plate, etc. I've trained myself to not put my head down even when resting on the ground between rounds or circuits, so I can keep my head up even in the face of a lot of fatigue. Now I get enough neck work during sparring and "rest" periods and high-rep deadlifts, but you need a pretty good neck if you fight.

I won't be trying that exercise, though. Doesn't seem worth the risk.

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Post by NightFaLL » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:07 pm

I think it's more the argument... does the neck get strong enough through compound lifts alone?

I'm curious how often the neck is worked and in which compound lifts, if anyone knows I'd appreciate it.

My neck is only ~16 inches, which I'm pretty sure is small for my overall size. Maybe I should start doing some direct work purely for aesthetics?

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Post by Jungledoc » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:48 am

frogbyte wrote:Functional training - start off by dropping small pianos and work your way up.
RATS!

That was what I was going to say, but you beat me to it!

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Post by KPj » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:56 am

Pete that's the point. You actually have a good reason to do it. If it was an MMA guy asking, I wouldn't even have answered because I wouldn't know any better.

Also, what a lot of people fail to realise is that sports are rarely 'good for you'. Sports are essentially 'overuse', if we are talking about health or injury prevention so, just because something is good for a certian type of athlete does not automatically make it good for everyone else....

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Post by manio » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:37 am

It seems a bit risky. I wouldn't try the No1.


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