Neck exercises in Pilates incorporates much floor work, as strengthening the lower and middle back can contribute to greater neck strength. Strengthen the muscles in the neck for more comfort throughout the day with help from a certified personal trainer in this free video on fitness exercises.
Hi, my name is Tanya Batts, and I'm a personal trainer with Gold's Gym. I just wanted to show you a few Pilates neck exercises. Things you will need for this are a mat, and just clear away some space. So, if you got a lot of tension in the neck, here's some great things to do to kind of strengthen that neck, and I'll show you how to get the tension out after that. So, I'm going to come on down on my belly, all the way down. Just want you to take your arms, both of them, lift them up, and lower down. This actually working the low back, mid-back, kind of got it all going on. Lift and lower. So now, really want to feel a little more in the neck. I want fingertips to find your head. Looking straight down, because I don't want you looking up. Looking straight down. So, all I want you to do is step number one, lift up and lower down. That's going to strengthen the neck. Step number two, I'm going to touch one elbow to the floor, then the other. That is really going to strengthen your neck. Quite unbelievable. Here's another great way, it's a great neck stretch, is after you work the neck, I want you to kind of tip your head to one shoulder, point opposite arm. You get an unbelievable stretch all the way down the side of the neck. And I'm going to go to the other side. Taken, even adding on. Little fingertip, just add a little bit of gentle pressure. One more, this is going to be the best stretch ever. You're chin, take it to your chest, two middle fingers, apply gentle pressure to the top of the head, that is unbelievable. The back of the neck, you're getting an amazing stretch. Another thing, you would just kind of want to roll the head to one shoulder, to the other. That's really, actually strengthening the neck, as well as giving you an amazing stretch. So, those are just a few things you can do to really keep the neck strong, your low back strong, and standing really tall.