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Exercise Builds Strength in Neck and Spine

By Dave Weitz, Youth Football Online, 03/13/18, 12:00PM CDT


This makes it a great warm-up drill that players can complete in pre-practice so they can begin to get their brains focused on the work ahead of them.

As a football coach it is critical to put your players in a position where they are 100 percent protected and can remain healthy throughout the season.

Beyond equipping them with the proper padding, a coach can help the players develop their bodies to prepare for the collisions that take place over the course of a season.

The Flat Back Bear Crawl for Spine and Neck Strength is the perfect exercise to build up the strength in your player’s necks and spine.

This strength will help not only allow them to assume proper posture but will also help protect against concussions by giving the neck the added strength to cope with blows to the head.