Essential Stretches: Neck Tension

neck tensionWhile we each walk around every day with different and unique postures and positions required by the work and activities we perform, there are some common areas of the body that tend to get tight and restricted on most individuals. Incorporate these 3 essential stretches each day to relieve tension in the neck.

Sub Occipital Stretch

 

 

 

 

Sets: 1 Reps: 3-5 Tempo: 5-5

Instructions

1. Sitting with good posture, place one hand on your chin and one hand on the back of your head.

2. Gently tuck your chin to stretch the back of your neck.

Note: Stretches can be performed with a number of methods including; Contract-Relax, Static Hold, Active Movement.

Upper Trapezius Stretch

upper trapezius stretch

 

 

 

 

Sets: 1 Reps: 1 Tempo: 5-5

Instructions

1. Sitting with good posture, reach down and grab a hold of the bench to anchor your shoulder.

2. Drop your head down, bend your head to the side and rotate your head slightly towards the anchored shoulder.

Pec Minor Stretch on Swiss Ball

pec minor stretch

 

 

 

 

Sets: 1 Reps: 1 Tempo: 5-5

Instructions

1. Place your shoulder and arm on the ball, keeping your shoulders parallel to the ground drop your body towards the floor, allowing your shoulder blades to move towards your spine.

Note: Stretches can be performed with a number of methods including; Contract-Relax, Static Hold, Active Movement.

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