Mobility: "Head Turn"
Directions: Perform my
exercises at “beginning” of workout for maximum benefit and improvement.
Pick a safe level; never be unsafe or exceed your capacity to “control” your
OBJECTIVE: Open up vertebrae & muscles
upright and “tall” with good posture.
and neck ONLY as you look over one shoulder as far as possible without
briefly then alternate as you look in opposite direction.
5-10 reps on each side.
compensate for tight neck by twisting whole body!
Tips: This one is about as simple as you can get
yet incredibly has a really high ROE (Return on Exercise). Make sure you
do NOT turn your shoulders, back, and hips as you turn your head! If
you're locked up, just get the best range of motion you can.
Many people have a really hard time with this one because their necks are so
locked up they cannot simply rotate left and right with compensation. Do
this one right and you'll feel a difference in just a couple of weeks from my
experience. This exercise has been helpful for my seniors and has even
helped them drive better because they have restored enough functional mobility
to look over their shoulders.
Other Neck Mobility exercises I use
successfully are the Head Tilt and
Head 1/2 Roll.
Mobility Exercises (Organizer List Only)
This exercise is intended for "normal healthy"
individuals. If you have an injury, or abnormal pain is present,
see your physician or a certified physical
therapist before continuing your exercises.
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