Neck Flexor Stretch
Sit or stand upright. Interlock hands and place the palms on the forehead. Pull the head back so that the nose points straight up to the ceiling.
Affected Body Part:Most-stretched muscle
: Sternocleidomastoid. Lesser-stretched muscles:
Longissimus capitis, semispinalis capitis, splenius capitis, scalene.
You can do this stretch either while sitting or while standing. A greater stretch is applied when seated. Standing reduces the ability to stretch because reflexes come into play to prevent a loss of balance. During the stretch, make sure not to reduce the stretch by hunching up the shoulders. Also, try to point the chin as far back as possible.