In this video, I wanted to go through the best mobility exercises for the neck.
Best Mobility Exercises For The Neck
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I will get Andrea to demonstrate.
You will perform four exercises to help mobilize your neck. We are focusing on the mid back. You are starting off with hands on opposite shoulder and then do side bending. You are trying to focus on the mid back area where the movement is happening and then you are going to bring your head. Your head is going to follow and then you are going to go to the other side. Do side bending with the mid back and your head and then go back to the start. You are going to arch, focusing on arching in that mid back and your head is going to come back a little bit. You are going to go forward rounding through mid back bringing the head forward.
Start off with 2-3 repetitions in each direction. When it comes to length of the hold, go for 1-2 seconds hold. After you have done that, see how you end up feeling. If you feel worse, make sure you are doing the exercises right. If it still doesn’t feel right, discontinue the exercise. If the exercise makes you feel better, you can progress the exercise. You can progress to about 5 repetitions in each direction. You can do this exercise every day. We are loosening up the mid back and the neck in order to give the neck more movement. Make sure to go through all four of those directions: left side, right side, back and forward.
So give that exercise a go! I am certain that this exercise will help you improve the mobility in your neck and in your mid back.
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