Pyramid Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 10, 2011

Pyramid Exercise

Pyramid exercise is another great exercise to do if you are a wrestler or a mixed martial artist. The reason is that it strengthens your neck muscles tremendously and mixed martial artists and wrestlers need to have strong muscles in their necks to prevent chokes.

How to do a Pyramid: 

Place your feet about 4 feet apart. Place the top your head on the ground about 4 feet or so in front of you. Arch your butt high into the air so that your body will form a pyramid. Make sure your knees are straight and your upper body is straight. Hold this pose as long as you can.

Muscle group worked:

Pyramid exercise primarily focuses on strengthening the neck muscles.

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: 30-60 seconds

Why a Pyramid works:

Pyramid exercise works so well because most of your weight is going to be going toward your upper body and the pressure will be placed on your neck muscles  and your head.

Tips: Please be sure if you have neck problems or have ever had a neck injury absolutely do not do this exercise. This will cause greater neck injury.

Important!: Breathe in and out slowly throughout this exercise.

Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

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