Ok, keep the snickering to a minimum please grin
I play rugby and will be starting as a hooker this season. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the sport, let me explain…
In rugby, after a minor infraction of the laws play is restarted in the scrum. This is when 8 players from one team bind together and push against 8 players from the other team. The two people in the exact center of this are the hookers and they have to ‘hook’ the ball back to their team to win it. The hookers are in the exact center of well over 2000 pounds of pressure, and neck injuries are not uncommon.
Does anyone know of any specific exercises I can do to help me prevent injury? My boyfriend showed me a wrestling thing where you put your head on the floor and roll it to stretch and strengthen the neck, but does anyone know of any others?