Everything affects this important human body part – from bad posture and sleeping positions, to hobbies and jobs.
When it comes to physical activity, having a strong neck is necessary in some sports, while it’s not a top priority in others.
However, every single person that thinks of his or her body as a temple agrees that neck exercises are incredibly useful and should be done, regardless of which activity you hold dear.
Perform these workouts for 30 seconds.
The Resistance Band Workout 1
Take a resistance band and anchor it to a squat rack, or any other sturdy object. Loop the free end of the band around the front of your head and slowly walk away from the object (in order to increase tension). Press your tongue on the roof of your mouth, and hold the position. Keep your neck straight at all times.
The Resistance Band Workout 2
Loop the free end of the band around the back of your head. As you slowly walk away from the sturdy object, push your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Hold the position, and don’t forget to keep your neck straight.
The Harness Standing Neck Extension
Get a neck harness, attach a dumbbell to the chain, and stand with a slight lean forward while resting your hands on a stationary object. Press your tongue on the roof of your mouth, and nod your head.
The Plate Neck Flexion
Lay on a flat bench, hang your head off the end, and hold a folded towel on your forehead. Place a weight plate on top of the towel, and push your head back only to bring your chin forward toward your chest.
The Resistance Band Side-Neck
Anchor a resistance band to a sturdy object, loop the free end around the right side of your head, and slowly walk away from the object. Perform the motion on both sides, while you keep your neck straight and your tongue pushed on the roof of your mouth.