In this video, I wanted to go through a quick exercise that you can do to strengthen your neck.
Neck pain is a common issue that a lot of people have. If you look back in your life there is probably been a time that you have woken up with a kink in your neck or you have been text messaging a lot or watching way too much TV and it has irritated your neck.
I wanted to give you an excellent exercise that you can do anywhere that will allow you to strengthen your neck and decrease the risk of getting neck pain.
Exercise To Strengthen Your Neck
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You are going to lay down on the foam roller. You don’t specifically need a foam roller. You can grab anything that you can use to lay down on so you can bring your head off of. The foam roller is good because you are not that far off the ground and it’s easier to get on. You put the foam roller up against your body then roll on top of it.
I will get Alix to demonstrate.
Alix has her head and the rest of her spine on that foam roller. She is going to take one arm and put it underneath her head. She is going to scooch up in order for her head to hang off a little bit more. She is supporting her head with her hand so the hand is in line with the rest of her body and her hand is holding her neck up.
I want Alix to activate those deep neck muscles. She is decreasing how much help that her hand is giving. She will decrease it by like 25% so she is getting 75% from her hand and then 25% from her neck muscles. She will do that for two seconds and then she is going to grab her head again and relax. She is giving the muscles a chance to recover and then she is going to go through the exercise again. She can decrease how much help that her hand does and more work was being put up on her neck muscles. We go from 25% to 50% to 75% to fully bringing that hand away.
I recommend to hold the end position for two seconds and start off with 5 repetitions. You are trying to really work on those deep neck muscles as opposed to these surface muscles when it comes to the exercise. A simple exercise that you can do. You can use the half foam roller or you can utilize the couch or the bed to go through the exercise, but remember to keep that head in line with the rest of the body. You don’t want your head to extend back too much and too often. There you go!
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Rick Kaselj, MS