Neck muscles are important because they are the base of your movement. Wherever your head goes, then your body follows with it! They are like your steering wheel that leads to the destination you wish to go.
To be honest, your neck is a sign of great strength.
Imagine a person who is all covered up and it is difficult to determine if this person trains, exercise, etc. Their arms are covered up, so there is no gauge to determine their POWER. So where would people determine if they are a person not to mess with? Their necks!
Your neck is the connection to your body, such as the nerves, functionality, and mood. Not to mention, it can help attract the opposite sex. As strange as it sounds, but neck muscles are similar to a lion’s mane and women, a beautiful swan.
So it not only shows great strength and functionality, but attractive as well. So how to obtain a strong and sexy neck for good attraction and functionality? Easy and simple! Through isometric neck exercises!
Why do I train my neck muscles?! Is it necessary?
I remember I woke up one day and I started to feel my neck was hurting so bad. The whole day was irritating and I just wanted the pain to go away.
So later that day I have been desperate to find things to just get rid of it because it was bothering me. I couldn’t turn my head, nod, or be at peace. I began to put my hands on the back of my head and I started to resist my head against my hands.
After I did that, some pain disappeared and I was relieved that it happened.
I began to realize that the reason why people have stiff necks in the first place is because we take them for granted. Just because it supports our needs by holding up our heads does not mean we ignore it.
So that is why I train my neck muscles. Plus, it makes you look sexy!
Front contraction for good presence!
Here we begin by exercising the front side of the muscle or the Suprahyoid muscles! By strengthening the front neck muscles, the person’s neck will not be sticking out, like how chimpanzees look. Rather, it can help correct your posture by causing an inward flexion.
Just imagine how Superman looks when he is standing, his neck is straight. Something similar to that. That gives a person’s presence among everyone else. It gives off that confident vibe because of how they carry themselves.
In terms of functionality, it grants a person’s stability and balance for the body. Quite similar to core strength!
First Angle: Looking up!
- First of all, tilt your head back until you see the ceiling.
- I have two hand placements:
- First is grasping your hands together and placing them on your forehead, while your head is tilted back. Both your hands will push your head back, while your head is pushing against your hands forward.
- The second is making a fist with both hands and putting them together. Tilt your head back until you see the ceiling, then place your hands beneath your chin. Now, your hands will push against your chin back, while your head is resisting against your hands going forward.
- As you begin to contract, at the same time you start to inhale in your diaphragm for 3 to 4 seconds. After inhaling and contracting as hard as you can, maintain the contraction and at the same time you will begin to exhale slowly for about 10 to 12 seconds.
- After fully exhaling, slowly relax your muscles and inhale again for 3 to 4 seconds, then exhale all the air out. That’s the full front neck exercise!
Second angle: Looking forward!
Just repeat the process in the first angle, but the only difference is that you are looking forward now. Grasp your hands, contract your muscles, and breathe properly.
Third angle: Looking down!
Just as we were doing in first and second angle, just repeat the process of these two angles. However, instead of looking up or looking forward, you will look down instead.
The breathing process and the muscle contraction will be the same.
For this exercise, I will show you how to get a stronger and lithe side neck muscles. So when you fall on your neck, then you will not experience any significant damage. This trains the side muscles, including your sternocleidomastoid, which helps rotate and extends the neck.
Whereas a person who doesn’t train their side neck muscles, will be brutally hurt and if you hurt your neck then it’s GAME OVER for you!
Anyways, here is the exercise!
First angle! ALMOST Ear to shoulder!
- Begin by tilting your head to your left side that your left ear is almost touching your left shoulder. Also, have proper posture!
- Place your right-hand on the right side of your head. Make sure that you are comfortable and your hand is firm, so your hand won’t slip or anything like that!
- Start contracting your neck muscles by moving your head to the right as hard as you can, while your right-hand is resisting. At the same time, you begin to inhale slowly for 3 to 4 seconds, while contracting. Then release the air slowly for about 10 to 12 seconds as you maintain the contraction.
- After exhaling, begin to inhale again for 3 to 4 seconds as you slowly relax your muscles and blow out. That is how you do the side muscles for this angle.
Second angle! JUST stand straight!
- Quite similar to the first angle, but the difference is that your head will be in a neutral position, while you have proper posture. Place your right-hand to the right side of your head. Then begin by slowly contracting your head to the right side, while your right-hand push against it.
- Don’t forget to breathe the same way as you did in the first angle.
Third angle! Ear to shoulder again!
- Similar to the first angle, however the difference is that instead of your head tilting towards the left, your head will be tilted to the right side of your shoulder. Place your right hand firmly on the right side of your head and that’s when you begin the process.
- Breathing will be the same as the first two angles and the muscle contractions.
Repeat these exercises on the opposite side!
Back neck exercises for all around greatness!
Ever woke up with a terrible neck pain? For some reason, it was always the back side of the neck! Why is that? Similar to the rest of the neck exercises, this one is special because it acts as an anchor to the cervical spine. The reason for having neck problems is usually the back side because it lacks stability!
SO how do you get rid of unwanted neck pains? Strengthening the back neck can solve that problem! Here are the exercises for the cervical neck!
First angle: Looking down!
- Begin by tilting your head downwards like you are staring at the floor. Intercept your fingers together with both hands and place them on the back of your head.
- Start by pushing your hands forward, like you are forcing your head to go down even further, while your head resists your hands by pushing backwards.
- As you slowly contract your muscles as hard as you can, inhale through your stomach for about 3 to 4 seconds. As you fully inhale and you reach maximum contraction, maintain that contraction as you are exhaling at the same time for about 10 to 12 seconds.
- After releasing all the air out of your system, inhale again for about 3 to 4 seconds and at the time you are relaxing your neck. Then you exhale again and that is the first angle of the back neck exercises.
After finishing these isometrics neck exercises, you will feel great afterwards. You will feel as if your posture as improved. Where your head goes the body follows and by training your neck will give that desired result.
For example, If I extend my neck, then my body will move to where the head is going, therefore creating a slouch. But if move my neck inward, then my spine will be forced to follow, therefore creating a better posture.
We learned with these exercises that it can help relieve stiff neck and remove pain completely with my experience.
Plus, you can be either a male or female when using isometric neck exercises!
You can take these exercises anywhere and anytime! The only thing left is having fun and focus.
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