Option 1: Five double chin exercises to combat excess fat
Before doing your double chin exercises it’s important that you warm up your neck muscles, also known as your platysma muscles.
Sitting with your back straight and shoulders down, tilt your head back so you’re looking at the ceiling. Then press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Keeping the tongue in place, lower your chin to the chest, resisting the urge to arch your back. Then let your tongue fall and return to its natural position. Repeat 20 times.
You can do this by standing up or sitting down. Open your mouth as wide as possible, then – and this is the fun bit – stick your tongue as far as it’ll go. Hold this position for 10 seconds, and feel it tightening the muscles in your neck and under your chin. Repeat 10 times.
Sit or stand with your spine straight. Then slowly rotate your kneck around in a full circle, keeping your shoulders down throughout (If circular rotations cause neck pain, just do semicircles from shoulder to shoulder). Repeat 10 times.
You need to stand for this one. Tilt your head back so you’re looking up at the ceiling, then attempt to ‘kiss’ the ceiling – pucker those lips out! Hold this for five seconds, then relax and return to the starting position. This counts as one rep. Do two sets of 15 reps.
Take your thumb and place it under your jawline, just as it turns up to your ear. Place the index finger of the same hand on the opposite side, so you’re ‘cradling’ your neck. Keep your hand still, then push forward your neck (like a pigeon) and keep it there for 30 seconds. Keep this position for 30 seconds, release your hand then go back to the starting position.