- Place latched belt on high pulley cable by attaching carabiner
on belt buckle. Grasp attached belt, face away from pulley, and
place head in belt loop. With belt above ears, clamp belt snugly
around head by tightly gripping ends close to back of mid-head.
With neck braced and assistance of arm, lunge forward to angle
torso forward with feet staggered. Place hand on lower thigh
- Pull head forward and down by flexing neck until chin touches
upper chest. Return by hyperextending neck until head is angled
- Use neck to pull belt rather than allowing hand to assist.
Keep clinched grip on belt against back of mid-head throughout
movement. Clamping belt higher up further from base of skull
will permit torque throughout fuller range of motion, particularly
range of motion nearer full flexion.
- Woven cotton or cloth belts tend to slip less from forehead.
If belt slips from head, place small towel between belt and head.
Cable carabiner slips to one side on square buckles and stresses
belts structural integrity under heavy loads. Rounded buckle
is more ideal since it provides more even stress on belt. Belts
not made specifically for weight training may cause injury if
they fail under load in which they were not designed.
- Exercise can also be performed off of rack with belt, nylon
rope, and plate holder from wrist roller. Nylon rope offers less
friction on smooth rounded fixed surface. Alternatively, non-nylon
ropes can be used off of revolving barbell sleeve on smith machine.
Neck Flexion with belt and rope.