How to do Weighted Lateral Neck Flexion
Weighted Lateral Neck Flexion / Benefits
- The weighted lateral neck flexion is an effective neck exercise designed to develop and strengthen the muscles at the side of your neck. Thanks to its strong neck muscles, it makes the neck much more versatile, increasing the range of motion, relaxing the neck and making it strong against injuries.
- The sternocleidomastoid is a muscle in your neck commonly associated with poor hunched posture and neck pain. This muscle (SCM) functions to bend the neck forward and to the sides, as well as turn the head to the left and right. There are several symptoms of SCM syndrome, these are; It shows symptoms such as dull aches and pains in neck, neck stiffness, sharp pains in neck, decreased range of motion of the neck. Weighted lateral neck flexion will strengthen your neck muscles to release tension in the sternocleidomastoid muscle, increase movement and decrease neck pain. Having a strong neck will stabilize your head and reduce your risk of neck injury.
Weighted Lateral Neck Flexion / Muscles Worked
Synergists - Splenius
Synergists - Levator Scapulae
Synergists - Trapezius, Upper
Synergists - Erector Spinae