Neck Pain & Injuries – Raise the Roof!
Loop the band around your hands and have your elbows bent at 90 degrees by your side. Keeping your palms facing downwards towards the floor, spread your palms so that the hands are in line with your shoulders.
Driving through the elbows, and keeping your hands shoulder width apart, slowly elevate your hands to the level of your face and up over your head. Do not lose the parallel alignment of your hands and arms and do not bend your elbows (flexing your biceps).
You should be feeling this work through the back of your shoulders, and the back part of your neck and upper back.
This is a great exercise to build more core strength in your neck if you are recovering from chronic neck pain or a neck injury. If you have pain or problems doing this exercise consult your local Physiotherapist before continuing.