Monday, June 25, 2012

Team Ignition NFL Summer Preseason Training: Day 1

Today marked Day 1 of our NFL Summer Offseason Training here at Ignition APG. The group included players from the Bengals, Jets, Colts, and Cowboys including Geno Atkins, John Conner, Nate Livings, Brandon McKinny, Riley Dunlop, Abdul Hodge and Tyjuan Hagler.

One of the exercises in the workout today was neck. Coach Clif Marshall says that the neck is a top priority at Ignition because of all the concussions, etc today, we want to prepare our athletes for the demands of the game. Neck exercises reduce the risk of concussions, and train muscles as shock absorbers but it is often times the forgotten muscle in training facilities. Below are some pictures from the neck exercises in today's workout, but other ways to train the neck are shrugs and face pulls.

Coach Clif explaining the importance of working the neck muscles.

Abdul Hodge  
Riley Dunlop 

Brandon McKinny of the Indianapolis Colts

Check out some other pictures from Day 1:

Pictures from today are also available on our Facebook page!

"But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded." 2 Chronicles 15:7

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