Potentially as important as training the deep neck flexors are the deep neck extensors. Professor Gwen Jull talks extensively about this in this BJSM podcast if you want more information. We can go through an easy progression for these muscles as well.
I’ve always felt that there aren’t very good rehab progressions out there for people with neck pain trying to get back to high levels of fitness. Here are some of my favorites. Give them a shot and let me know what you think.
I Love Neck Pain,
Dan Pope DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF L1
Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 4: Programming and Periodization)
Understanding The Shoulder Pain Epidemic in CrossFit Athletes (Part 3 : Load and Volume Management)
Treating Scott Panchik’s Neck
Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 25 – The Joint by Joint Approach for the Upper Body