Neck Stretching

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One of the major benefits of Stretching is that it increases your flexibility. While Stretching may appear a bit bland as compared with resistance exercises such as Training with Free Weights and Weight Training Exercises, without a good stretch, you will not be able to minimize the risk of injury.

For safety purposes, do not overstretch or bounce your neck to any direction when doing the Neck Stretch.

STEP 1: Stand (with feet hip-width apart) or sit with your shoulders relaxed and arms hanging loosely at sides.

STEP 2: Gently tilt your head sideways to one side to feel the stretch in the other side of the neck. Hold for 8-10 seconds on each side. Repeat 2-3 times.

Stress makes your muscles tense up and can cause headache, stiff neck, sore shoulders and a knotted back. Full body stretching will relax your muscles, help you to breathe deeper and release all of the accumulated tension your body takes each day. For a great full, upper, or lower body Stretching Sequence, go to Fitness Exercises: Stretching Sequences.

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