The two must exercises for serious bikers are neck extension and protrusion. Neck and back pain are extremely common in cyclists, occurring in up to 60% of serious riders. Extended sessions of cycling require neck extension posture. The neck extensors and traps are active for hours and as fatigue sets in the suboccipitals are stressed as the participant needs to keep the head and eyes up to remain safely on the road.
Both full-length neck extension and protrusion are necessary. With the head extended the upper cervical segments are positioned in the extension portion of their total range, but only protrusion takes Occ-C1 and C1-C2 to their end-range of extension.
Add protrusion to the 4-Way or 5-Way Neck and ‘add’ comfort to your bike ride.
Protrusion on the Pendulum 4-Way Neck Machine