Neck Retraction Exercise

Muscles

  • Strengthens deep neck muscles in the front of the neck.
  • Stretches suboccipital muscles and the base of the skull

Start position

  • Sitting relaxed in a chair with upper back support
  • Hand on chin

Finished position

  • Use your hand to help move your chin towards your neck to give yourself a double chin. Most of the work should be done with your neck muscles and not your hand.
  • At the same time, move your head backwards as though you are trying to move head behind your shoulders.

Common Errors

  • Tilting the nose down or upwards. The nose should only move horizontally backwards.