Chin Tuck Exercise for Deep Neck Flexors

By: | Tags: , , , , , | Comments: 0 | April 11th, 2016

Who should do this exercise?

  • Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit
  • People who sit many hours in a day at a desk
  • People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain
  • People who get frequent headaches

How to do this exercise:

Tilt your chin slightly down toward your chest. Then press your head backward as if you are making a “double chin.” Hold for 3 seconds. Optionally you can add a resistance band around the back of your head and hold the bands in front of you, pressing your head back into it. You can also use a pillow or car seat to press your head into. The idea is to strengthen the front of your neck and lengthen the back of it.

When should I do this exercise?

Do 10 repetitions holding for 3 seconds. If you don’t get any cramping, do up to 3 sets per day.

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