Tip of the Week: How To Strengthen Your Neck
It’s a common problem for so many of us these days: weak or tight neck muscles. I’ll show you how to strengthen your neck with a simple, 2-minute isometric exercise routine.
Sitting at a screen for long periods of time can cause chronic tension and a forward head posture. Over time, the muscles of the back of the neck become weakened and overstretched. Front neck muscles shorten and tighten, sometimes leading to neck, shoulder and low back pain.
To strengthen your neck muscles, try this sequence:
- Place your right hand on the right side of your head. Gently resist by pressing your head back into your hand. Hold for 30 seconds while taking slow, deep breaths.
- Repeat on the left side.
- Place one hand on your forehead. Press gently, and resist by pressing your head into your hand. Hold for 30 seconds.
- Place one hand on the back of your head. Repeat the technique as above.
Do this daily to strengthen your neck and reduce tension and pain over time!
This Week’s Featured On-Demand Classes
Here are a few of the latest videos uploaded to the on-demand library.
BodySculpt Express - Single Dumbbell Workout
Strengthen and sculpt with just a single weight in this full body workout.
Pilates Express - Classic All Levels Flow
A relaxing total body tune up that’s great for beginners and experts alike!
Mobility Express - Advanced Hip Mobility
A short, fun challenge for the experienced hip mobility practitioner.
That’s it for this week, friend. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!
Yours in fitness,