Understanding U

Protect Your Neck

According to Spine, two out of three U.S. adults suffer from neck pain. As your neck is central to your entire body, aches there can impact not just lifting weights but also doing even simple everyday activities.

  1. The Problem
  2. U have a sharp pain in your neck that’s begun to radiate up to your skull and down to your upper back. U are feeling discomfort when sleeping and performing everyday tasks
  3. The Cause
  4. U are extending your eight- to ten-pound weight too far forward or too far back – which, over time, will cause immense strain to your neck

Neck Stretches

  1. Sit on one of your hands in a chair. Make yourself tall by puffing out your chest; be sure to look straight ahead.
  2. Place your free hand on top of your head and gently pull it sideways until U feel a stretch in your neck. Hold the position for ten seconds.
  3. Next, perform the same movement but pull your head back at a diagonal angle. Hold for ten seconds. Repeat both stretches on both sides.

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