VIDEO: Mike Tyson’s Dangerous Neck Workout

Published 10/03/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Mike Tyson in London to see Frank Bruno against James ‘Quick ‘ Tillis, (Picture) Mike Tyson sparring, 25th March 1987. (Photo by Brendan Monks/Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)


Back when ‘Sweet Science’ was emerging as one of the biggest sports in the 1990s. Mike Tyson was at the center of it and achieved tremendous fame. He was an unmatched talent, who hooked in millions of fans and brought in an extensive amount of eyeballs to the sport. Tyson’s devastating knockout power and unusual persona made him a fan favorite in no time.

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Moreover, Tyson was capable of knocking his opponents out cold in a blink of an eye. However, along with his power, one thing ‘Iron’ Mike was known for was his sublime head movements and giant neck.

But what did Tyson really do to have such a strong and colossal neck?

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Sport Focus made an entire video on ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ neck workout.

In this video, they compiled Tyson’s hardcore drills and other regimes which helped in getting such a tremendous physique.

Tyson used to heavily rely on ‘wrestler bridges’ to work on his neck. The legendary boxer was a firm believer in keeping his neck strong to prevent getting knocked down in his pro-fights. Along with that, his sturdy neck helped him keep those stupendous head movements.

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In modern times, only a handful of boxers work on their neck like Tyson. One renowned heavyweight who does the same is Anthony Joshua.

Tyson’s neck roll inspired many, but not everyone is capable of doing so. On top of that, this workout is extremely injury-prone, and this has to be done under an expert’s supervision.

Mike Tyson – A highly unique boxer

Tyson’s neck workout is just a snippet of what he used to do in his overall workouts. ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ showed immense power and stamina in his fights, and that was because of the rigorous training and sparring sessions he used to do.

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LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 11: Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the premiere of “Against the Ropes” at the Chinese Theater on February 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Tyson’s hard work and his personality made everyone fall for him and helped him gain immense popularity. By far, ‘Iron’ is the most out-of-the-box and unique star to ever be a part of boxing.

With a stellar run in the heavy roster, Tyson inspired the budding generation of fighters and there’ll be no one like him.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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