The neck core ✅
When discussing the ‘core’, it is most often in reference to the lumbo-pelvic core. The deeper musculature in this region (diaphragm, Transverse abdominus, obliques etc) can provide a ton of control and stability to the lumbar region as needed. The lumbar region thrives on this control and stability, and having a strong/functional core is a big component of having a healthy back.
The cervical spine (neck) also thrives on control and relative stability. It is the direct supporter of the skull and plays a vital role in orienting and stabilizing the head. Just like the lumbar core, the cervical spine also has a core. This ‘neck core’ plays a similar role.
✔️ This core is made up of a group of muscles called the deep neck flexors (shown in the graphic) and extensors. These deeper neck muscles act as intersegmental supporters of the spine in this region.
A big role of both ‘cores’ is to maintain a desired spinal position. If there was no deep intrinsic musculature supporting the spine, the spine would lack integrity and it would be very difficult to control and stabilize it as needed.
Using the core is all relative. It should be at work to some extent all the time, but activity dependant. Bracing the neck core can be done as needed, such as when lifting a heavy weight or preparing for a hit in sports.
A future video will demonstrate some exercises that can be used to train and strengthen the neck core.
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Looking forward to the videos.
Lots of people flex or extend their cervical spine while deadlifting, rowing or leg press! Is that right?
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Great post 💙- FYZICAL PBC
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This was so informative! Waiting for the video. Thank you♥️🙏🏽
You should talk about tongue posture.
Looking forward to the video