Neck Strengthening Exercises – Ask Doctor Jo

Neck Strengthening Exercises – Ask Doctor Jo


Hey everybody, it’s Doctor Jo. Today I’m gonna
show you some neck strengthening exercises. It’s always a good idea to warm up your muscles
before you exercise them. I have the Sunny Bay Microwaveable Neck Heating Wrap with me,
just throw it in the microwave for about a minute and a half, put it on your neck for
about 15 minutes to warm up those muscles, and then get exercising. Let’s get started. So for the neck muscles you want to startoff with a very light band. The yellow is
the lightest one. Make sure you don’t choke yourself with the band while you’re working
on it either. Put the band on the side of your head that you want to strengthen, and
then hold it on the opposite side. Now make sure that the band doesn’t slip off of your
head either. You’re gonna take your ear, and go down towards your shoulder, but don’t lift
your shoulder up. Try and keep your shoulder down. And then just go towards the side and
slowly come back up. Remember you want to control the bad, don’t let the band control
you. You don’t have to go far, don’t feel like you have to crank it over cause then
you’re gonna move your whole body. Just push down and slowly come back up. And then you
can switch sides. So the next one is gonna be a chin tuck. It’s not tucking your chin
down, but actually taking your chin and tucking it in. So like where you have lots of chins
underneath. So just pulling it back and then coming in. You can take the band and wrap
it around the back of your head and then hold your hands out in front of you and tuck that
chin in, hold it for about 3-5 seconds and then come back out. And then tuck in, and
then come out. If you can’t quite keep it behind your head, if the hair’s making it
slip, you can put it around your neck, you might just not get quite as much resistance.
But still tucking the chin in, holding it and then coming back out. Then for a rotation,
this one’s king of interesting, you’re gonna actually wrap it around your head. And then
turn and come in. Again, you want to keep your head in a neutral position, so you’re
not coming forward or back. It’s in a neutral position and you’re just turning almost like
you’re looking over your shoulder and then coming back in. And then you can rotate sides
if you want. Those were your neck strengthening exercises. Don’t forget to cool back down
those muscles after you work them out to keep the inflammation down. You can throw this
in the freezer for about 60 minutes, out it on your neck for about 15 minutes to keep
everything nice and uninflammed. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments
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feel better soon.