In boxing, having a strong neck helps absorb the impact of blows to the face and better handles direct impact. It also enables quicker head movements, so you can see what's coming and dodge blows, and it doesn't tire as easily so you can maintain proper body positioning.
It doesn't take much to strengthen the neck muscles. Just add a few of these moves to your existing training regimen and see what a difference it makes in the ring.
Neck Exercises Without Weights
You don't need much weight — if any — to strengthen your neck muscles. Your own bodyweight can provide all the resistance needed to start building a bulletproof neck.
Neck Exercises With Weights
When you're ready to step it up a notch or want variety in your training program, you can add weight via dumbbells and weight plates.