Is your neck weak?

This is a fantastic exercise to strengthen the deep neck flexors, which are often chronically weak in neck pain sufferers. To see whether or not yours are weak, first lay on your back. Lift your head up off the ground. can you hold this position for 30 seconds without discomfort or shaking?

If not – get stuck into these chin tucks.

Sit in a chair (or stand if you prefer!) Now sit up tall, shoulders back.

Then draw your head backwards a couple of inches by tucking your chin in and lengthening your neck at the back. If done correctly, you should give yourself a double chin! (Best not do this if your out in a bar trying to pull!).

Now hold this “double chin” position for 5 seconds.

Behold the double chin of neck stability!

Repeat this 5 times in a row.

Try to perform 5 reps, 5 times a day at evenly spaced intervals.

Do this for 2 weeks and just Watch how your posture improves!

(Thank you to Owain Evans for the text and pictures)Image