ArchiveMarch 2019

Basic method of testing and comparing athletes – Executive Fight Night

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The highlight of Tokyo’s social calendar is undoubtably Executive Fight night (EFN), a white collar boxing event held annually by the Ginja Ninjas (www.executivefightnight.com). At Club 360 we get to see the see the participants as they go through their gruelling 3-month training camp in preparation for the event. This year we thought we would do something a little different and put the...

Neck Strength Basics – Part 3

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In the previous post we provided examples of basic exercises to active the neck muscles in the form of isometric holds (). The load with these exercises may be progressed in the form of the cervical bridges featured below. Once the athlete is comfortable bridging from the knees, the exercises may be progressed to the feet to increase the relative load. In the the last post we will discuss provide...

Neck Strength Basics – Part 2

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In the previous post we discussed the basic actions of the neck muscles when absorbing force in the form of a punch or kick (). In the next 3 sections we will provide some examples of basic introductory neck strength exercises. Too often we see strength training for the cervical spine progressed too quickly, which may lead to overload and injury. A simple way to begin neck training is in the form...

Neck Strength Basics – Part 4

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In previous posts we have discussed the basics of neck strength training and provided examples of introductory exercises (). This final post will discuss how we can train the neck in multiple directions as well as reacting to external stimuli. In previous posts we have discussed the basics of neck strength training and provided examples of introductory exercises. We can progress the cable...

Neck Strength Basics – Part 1

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Neck Training for Stand-up Combat Specific training for the neck has long been a part of training regimes for stand up combat athletes and, obviously, the most common scenario where gross neck strength and stability is called upon is during a blow to the head. Trauma to the brain is a result of the amount of movement of the head secondary to the blow and the amount of head movement is partially...

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