Lying Neck Retraction Isometric

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Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine on mat.

Execution

Push head into mat and hold position. Relax and repeat.

Comments

This exercise may be prescribed for functional forward head posture since it strengthens Splenius without neck flexion. The stretch that occurs during complete neck flexion, may exaberate forward head posture, particularly if neck flexion is held under load. Neck flexion normally occurs at end of eccentric portion of dynamic Splenius exercises.

Muscles

Target

Lying Neck Retraction Isometric

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