The Ralph Cornwell Files- The Thing

The Ralph Cornwell Files

Ralph Cornwell is a Ph.D. candidate in health promotion/human performance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to pursuing his Doctoral Degree he was a collegiate strength coach.

He is currently developing a  protocol for strength training the musculature that protects the cervical spine.

Montray Jackson played linebacker for the North Carolina A&T football team.

His Junior year in college when making a tackle Montray broke the C-5 vertebra or more directly Montray Jackson broke his neck.

Fortunately he had not received a spinal cord injury. The doctors put a hole in Montray’s neck and fused the vertebrae. Shortly afterwards a new strength coach, Ralph Cornwell, arrived on the A&T campus and instituted a neck training program for football.

Ralph Cornwell began training Montray. September 5th of the following season Jackson returned to play.  When he returned to the field not only did Montray have a 21 1/2″ neck……

but he had an upper back that would dissipate much of the energy he was about to receive while tackling his opponents that season.

Montray Jackson ended up invited to the NFL Combine.

He knew how to Get Strong.

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