Like many young trainees, Ellington Darden wanted to build size and strength, but unlike many of his peers, he wanted a bigger neck to go with a bigger pair of big arms. Throughout junior high and high school, he focused specifically on his neck work, primarily using the wrestler's bridge and a Neck Helmet.
He continued this neck program in college, which was especially important while playing football. It paid off... When he graduated from Baylor University in 1966, at a body weight of 215 pounds, Ell sported a genuine 18-inch neck.
Unsurprisingly, neck training was always a part of Darden's training books and courses. You'll find many good neck training training ideas in this book, which was especially written with football preparation in mind.