Training Technique of the Week: Stability Ball Neck Bridges

Updated: February 22, 2012

By Scott Goodpaster

The Stability Ball Neck Bridge is one of Cincinnati Functional Fitness’ favorite neck exercises for our wrestlers. These stability ball neck bridges develop the neck in conjunction with the back, hamstrings and glutes. In the picture below wrestler Ryan Gordon demonstrates a stability ball neck bridge.

          • Start with your head on top of the stability ball.

• Bridge up in a controlled manner with neck and hips.

• Keep focused during this exercise and take your time.

• Perform 20 repetitions.

(Scott Goodpaster, CSCS, is the Director of Cincinnati Functional Fitness, an MMA Certified Strength & Conditioning coach and nationally recognized in the field of strength & conditioning for wrestlers.)