Three exercises for necks

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The exercises

Start by lying in your back with your legs bent, your arms resting by your sides and your head supported by a cushion.

Neck Rolls (to mobilise your neck) – gently roll your neck as far as you can from side to side – 6 reps

Chick tucks (to strengthen your deep neck flexors) – tuck your chin towards your throat and then push the back of your head firmly into the cushion – 6 reps

Figures of Eight (to mobilise your neck) – draw a small figure of eight in the air with your nose – 6 reps, then turn the ‘eight’ on its side and repeat – 6 reps