The new epidemic of forward head posture is something that I mention a lot on this site so my interest peaked when I came across the Forward Head Posture Fix program.
The program lays out a routine of simple movements that utilises a special ‘Sequential Flow’ method that claims will fix your forward head posture without fail.
What’s even more intriguing is that the program claims that all the advice you’ve ever heard on fixing forward head posture is wrong.
After reading the sales page I couldn’t help but want to see what the Forward Head Posture Fix program was all about and what the secret sauce really was.
If you have been browsing and researching product reviews on the Forward Head Posture Fix you’ll likely come across reviews which are of little help.
In most cases, I don’t think the people reviewing have even used the product. I decided the only way I was going to get a true view of the program was if I bought it for myself. So I counted my savings and luckily I did have the $9 to purchase it.
If you’re interested in this program and currently sitting on the fence about making the purchase, then this post should be of interest to you.
In this post, I’ll lay out what the program is, how it works, as well as my own thoughts regarding the product and information.
One other thing to note is that I am not a health professional or expert, this is just my own humble opinion of the Forward Head Posture Fix program.
What Is the Forward Head Posture Fix Program?
In a nutshell, the Forward Head Posture Fix is a short guide which is designed to show you how to fix forward head posture.
The creator, Mike Westerdal, a national best-selling fitness author has teamed up with Rick Kaselj (a leading kinesiologist and injury specialist) to present their special formula that ‘unravels’ the neck muscles and ‘improves posture and gets rid of ugly texting neck almost instantly’.
The creators state that most information on how to fix forward head posture is flawed as it’s based on the concept of static stretching which can only provide temporary relief.
They further postulate that online ‘experts’ have been all wrong because it’s not about the stretches and movements, but it’s the order that these are executed that matter. This is what they call the Sequential Flow Method.
This special unravelling technique includes:
- Muscle Re-Education Drills
- Breathing Exercises
- Mobility Exercises
- Deep Cervical Flexors training
- Static Stretching
- Postural Strengthening
The Forward Head Posture Fix compiles all these techniques into an 11 step series that will improve posture in less than 15 minutes a day.
The Forward Head Posture Fix Package & Deal
The Forward Head Posture Fix package includes:
- A Manual which teaches the basics of forward head posture and details the basic process of fixing it.
- A DVD video showing how to perform the routine with proper form. Once you have learnt the proper form, you can use another video to follow along to as you begin to add the exercises to your daily routine. The third component of the series is a video showing methods to make the exercises easier or harder depending on your preferences.
With every purchase you’ll receive a set of bonuses:
- Lower Back Pain Lifestyle Audit DVD
- 10 Best Natural Sleep Solutions Guide
The package costs $50 but is available for $9 if you purchase before the timer expires.
My Experience: Making the Purchase
I had no real issues or worries about purchasing the product.
The Forward Head Posture Fix program is sold on the Clickbank Marketplace which is a trusted organisation. Any payments or credit card details are dealt with by Clickbank and not the product creators so you shouldn’t worry about getting scammed or your details getting stolen.
If there is one issue with purchasing the product, it’s the constant marketing and upsells you’ll have to go through to get to your final product.
Expect that once your payment is accepted, you’ll be bombarded with many chances to purchase other products from the creators in a series of pop up screens. If you do manage to stay calm and not throw your computer out the window during this period, after a while, you will eventually reach the program materials.
The Program Materials
Despite the page describing the materials as a DVD, and a Manual, these aren’t actual physical copies. Instead, the program is online so you do not have to get anything delivered and can use the materials right away.
Once you get past the many marketing messages I just mentioned, you will end up at a download page where you can download all your purchases.
There is a link to download the Forward Head Posture Fix manual which comes in PDF format.
Underneath this download link are the coaching videos embedded into the same page. You can either watch the videos on the download page or download the videos by clicking a button on the video player.
The videos on that page include:
- A coaching instructional video which shows Rick teaching you how to perform the moves. Video length is 34 minutes.
- A 12 minute follow along video that you can use on a daily basis.
- 2 other videos with exercise swaps if you wish to change some of the movements in the routine. These videos are each around 20 minutes long.
Bonuses also available on the download page include:
- 2 Lower Back Pain Lifestyle Audit videos of around 10 minutes each.
- The 10 Best Natural Sleep Solutions Manual PDF which is 37 pages long.
How I Came Across the Forward Head Posture Fix
Around a week ago I wrote a product review on a program called Unlock Your Hip Flexors. If you haven’t heard about it before, it’s a program that teaches a special method to stretch one of the hip flexor muscles (the PSOAS) that unleashes a plethora of amazing benefits.
It was the rise in popularity of the Unlock Your Hip Flexors product that urged me to buy it and see what all the hype was all about.
Whilst reviewing that product, I saw that the creators, Critical Bench, had also released another program which adopts the same special ‘Sequential Flow Method’ to unlock a foolproof way to fixing forward head posture. This program is, of course, the Forward Head Posture Fix.
The Benefits Claimed in the Forward Head Posture Fix: Fact or Fiction?
Right from the get-go, I’ll say that I have no issue with the benefits they cite regarding correcting forward head posture.
This is quite unlike their previous product Unlock Your Hip Flexors which made claims that seemed rather unrealistic and at times bizarre.
The creators cite that some of the benefits of fixing forward head posture include better appearance, breathing, hormone regulation and energy levels. I am with them on the ideas that fixing forward head posture brings a whole host of benefits, some of which go beyond scientific facts such as improving confidence and mood.
In addition, they state forward head posture is becoming more common in today’s society due to all the sitting and staring at screens we are doing these days. They remind us that it’s become so common that forward head posture caused by technology is often known as ‘text neck‘ and that the infamous Dowagers Hump once only associated with old women, is now prevalent amongst young individuals of both genders.
Like the creators, I agree that if you have forward head posture, it should be your top priority to address the issue right away.
My Thoughts: Forward Head Posture Fix Program Contents
When I started reading the PDF I was surprised as it was slightly better than I expected. I will say, however, that the majority of the PDF doesn’t outline anything new or cutting edge, but it gives a simple overview of the importance of posture and more background on the benefits of forward head posture.
In many ways the PDF covers the same points as the sales page, except each point is covered in greater depth. This kind of information takes up pages 1-38 of the 60 page PDF.
However, you most likely didn’t buy the product to learn about the background of forward head posture and neither did I.
It’s the special method and whether it works which is most important. This is what is covered in the remaining pages of the manual.
The Sequential Flow Method
This method devised by Rick postulates that static stretching is pointless and that it is the order of the movements and exercises that are important to fixing forward head posture. The muscles must be ‘unwound’ in the right order to target them properly. If you don’t, you’re wasting your time.
They believe that this concept has been missed by many experts.
In essence, the Forward Head Posture Fix program is grounded on the principle of the Sequential Flow Method and this is the products only unique selling point. Without it, it is no different from any other forward head posture fixing routine.
I’m not an expert, but I have watched many videos and done quite a bit of research on how to fix forward head posture, and I see nothing new in any of the steps they’ve laid out in the Forward Head Posture Fix program.
What I will say is that I do believe that the routine they have laid out is sufficient to fix forward head posture.
The routine addresses the issues of the tight muscles in the neck by including massage and stretching techniques. They also add the necessary exercises to strengthen the weak neck muscles to restore balance back to the head.
However, in my opinion, it makes no difference what order you do these movements and that the Sequential Flow Method is based on fantasy. They don’t discuss the science behind the ‘unravelling’ method or why it works, they expect the reader to just trust them that it works.
Should You Buy the Forward Head Posture Fix
As I stated before, the only unique selling point that this program has over any other YouTube video or article on fixing forward head posture is the order (The Sequential Flow Method) that the exercises are performed.
If the order doesn’t matter, then this program has little over any other piece of information that is already out there and available for free. Personally, I don’t think the Sequential Flow Method makes a difference.
Their other product, Unlock Your Hip Flexors also mentions the Sequential Flow Method as being fundamental to seeing results in that program too. I do feel that the Sequential Flow Method is simply a marketing angle to make their programs seem special and entice people to buy them.
I also feel that they have missed a couple of other ideas that are essential to fixing forward head posture.
For one fixing forward head posture usually means you have to address rounded shoulders as this postural dysfunction almost always accompanies forward head posture (known as Upper Crossed Syndrome). They do touch upon this idea and have included one exercise that does target the shoulders, but more emphasis should have been placed on the importance of fixing rounded shoulders as well as rounding of the upper back.
The other issue is that although they do mention a lot on how technology and sitting are killing your posture, I don’t think they even mention that you should be looking to make lifestyle changes in addition to performing the routines.
Such lifestyle changes include looking at your phone less, standing up more often and raising the height of your desktop screens etc.
Making such changes is important because if you don’t fix the root cause of your forward head posture (putting your head in a forward head posture), then the system will be of very little value for you.
That being said, the one glimmer of hope for the product is that generally the exercises and stretches do look like as if they are suitable for fixing forward head posture
The other factor that works in the Forward Head Posture Fix favour is that the product only costs $9.
I believe that if you spend an afternoon researching forward head posture, the causes and how to fix it, you will be able to educate yourself sufficiently to put your own program together to fix forward head posture.
On the other hand, if you are feeling lazy or $9 seems a small price to pay, then you can get all the information you need on forward head posture in the Forward Head Posture Fix package.
However, I doubt you’ll get any added benefit by using the Forward Head Posture Fix’s Sequential Flow Method.
If you’ve tried the Forward Head Posture Fix system I’d love to hear your experiences with it. Have you tried it and did it work for you? Leave a comment and feel free to share your thoughts and help others make the right decision before purchasing.