Exercises and stretches for the neck

Neck stretch

Today more than a training in itself, we are going to get carried away by a series of neck exercises or stretches. Because as we well know, it is one of the most complicated areas, which can suffer a lot. Neck pain or even dizziness for this reason are the order of the day in our lives.

Therefore, if it is in our hands to prevent or improve them, nothing better. Therefore, we must bear in mind that there are a series of exercises with which we will be able to relax the neck more. Since some cervical problems are related to contractures. Shall we start?

Lateral neck stretches

This exercise is one of the best known and in addition, we can also find it in various forms. One of them is that we can do it sitting, leaving the arms down and the shoulders too. If we do a little force in both places, the better. At that moment you should tilt your neck to one side, as if your ear wanted to touch the shoulder. It is important that you never force yourself and that you do the exercise gently. You will do it to the right side and then to the left or vice versa.

Cervical exercises

Of course Another variant of these stretches for the neck is to do it with the help of the hand. Instead of leaving the arms down, we hold the head with our hand to the side where we want to stretch. Then we will stay a few seconds like this to change to the other side. Don't use too much pressure with your hand either, it's just helpful.

Smooth head turns

We can also alternate the exercises or stretching for the neck above with this one. It is the simplest because you have the option of being able to do it both sitting and standing. In both cases, the starting position is similar because we need to have our arms down and our shoulders as well. Once ready, it's time to shake your head. That is, we will make a turn to one side and then to the other. All this in a slow way to avoid unwanted dizziness. It is a perfect way to activate the muscles of the trapezius area.

Stretches neck and tucks chin

How could it be less, we are facing another of the easiest exercises to perform. It is about keeping the body straight, that is, the part of the chest cannot move. From there, what will move is the neck and chin. Because we will do a forward neck movement. We imagine that we have a rubber neck and we want to stretch it as far forward as possible, but not down. Be careful not to move the rest of the body. When we have stretched it, it is time to pick up that neck and we will do it backwards letting the chin stick completely to it.

The spine also needs to be stretched

Although we focus on the part of the neck, it is true that the spine is also united and needs us to take it into account. There are many exercises that we can do for her, but in this case what we are going to try is that the movements are united and also designed for our neck. So, you must get completely straight. In other words, as if a thread was pulling your head upwards for you. In this case we need stretch the back and neck but all without forcing, although the more we can do the better. Then we relax and return to the starting position. The neck will go straight and for that, the chin goes down a little as if you want to mark the double chin. You got it? Then do several repetitions and you will notice the change.


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