The Iron Neck Reviewed: Looks Weird, But Does It Work?

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The Iron Neck has blown up in popularity – primarily from the frequent mentions on Joe Rogan – as a popular way to train strength and size in your neck.

While it was originally created by founder Mike Jolly to help prevent concussion risks in his football friends.

After seeing success, he dove into other research around neck strength and posture support to help lower concussion risk and help with whiplash recovery.

So, we know what you’re thinking, we know this thing looks weird, but does this stuff actually work?

What Is the Iron Neck?

We mentioned the origin story above, but essentially iron neck is the only isometric machine focused on neck strength on the market (now that’s a niche).

While it sort of looks like a weird hat or a flying saucer attached to your head, the Iron Neck attaches to a squat rack, door frame or pole and the main part of the device sits on your head.

It then provides a series of resistance as you do various exercises with the iron neck as you can ratchet the difficulty up or down as you need to.

So far, there have been 3 different versions of the iron neck. This is a review of the Iron Neck 3.0 Pro.

The “Pro” version of the devices is markedly more expensive, but has a more unique resistance mechanism, provides haptic feedback to your body to help show you progress and lets you get more out of your training than the standard version. Unfortunately, it’s also almost nearly twice as expensive.

How to use the Iron Neck

As mentioned above, you’ll need to setup the iron neck by attaching it something sturdy and then standing at a distance from it.

From there, you can perform a wide variety of exercises on your own, follow the app instructions or try the six fundamental iron neck exercises we’ve listed out below.

Iron Neck Exercises

There’s are six foundational exercises to the iron neck.

  • 360 spin
  • Look left & look right
  • Protraction/Retraction
  • Locked neck body turns
  • Diagonals
  • Figure Eights

Where To Buy The Iron Neck

The Iron Neck is essentially exclusive available on their website here.

The Iron Neck 3.0 costs $349 but is available for $299 at the moment.

The Iron Neck 3.0 PRO is essentially an upgraded version of the 3.0 PLUS haptic feedback and better tensile strength. It’s almost double the cost however – coming in at $600.

If you’re looking to get started at a little cheaper price point the Iron Neck 2.0 starts at $225.

You can compare and contrast the options here.

Iron Neck Results

Everyone wants to know – does the Iron Neck actually work?

Well, we’ll let the photos speak for themselves.


Iron Neck Discounts

There are no current active Iron Neck discounts available.


Joel Runyon

Joel Runyon

Joel is the founder of IMPOSSIBLE and the founder of MoveWell. Joel founded MoveWell after sustaining an injury while running an ultra marathon on every continent. Joel writes about mobility, pain management and health and wellness overall.