Deep Neck Flexors – The ‘core’ of the head and neck muscles…
Most of us have heard about our deep core muscles and how they support the spine – ‘pull in your core!” “this will build your core” and we seek out every way possible to train these guys…yet not often do we hear about the deep muscles of the head and neck, aka the deep neck flexors.
The role of the deep neck flexors is to keep the head in a neutral position relative to the neck, so that the head doesn’t drift forward and create stress on the muscles and joints around it – which is often what we see with neck pain and headaches as the load increases.
So ask yourself….
So – if you happen to catch a side glimpse of yourself and see your head slowly drifting forward, it’s not all doom and gloom. Take a moment to have a look at the video below and start training the ‘core’ muscles of your neck – you will thank yourself for it!