Questions tagged [neck]

The neck is the part of the body, on many terrestrial or secondarily aquatic vertebrates, that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk.

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Strength training with arthritis & headaches - looking for resources

I would like to find resources for reducing exertion headaches while having arthritis in my neck (C2-C3). I was diagnosed with this 10 years ago and I don't do the kind of strength training I would ...
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Exercises for Neck Pain [closed]

I've had non-specific, subclinical neck pain for about four years (otherwise, I'm in great physical shape.) I'm sure the pain is because of my computer use - like I'm doing at this moment. I'm ...
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Any hints for switching to isometric exercises?

I'm 50 and, due to low back pain and various joint problems, I'm gradually switching my exercise routine to isometrics. The problem is that they do not seem to work for me. Started with replacing ...
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Back Brace for Posture?

I checked out this post about what to do about bad posture. I am basically sitting on my computer or writing most of the day. Other than regular muscle exercise, I was wondering if anyone knew of ...
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Neck band rotation

For a while I've been doing neck extensions,side bends,neck flexions,neck tucks and neck grip holds with bands and plates Are neck rotations with resistance band good too ? I've seen football and ...
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Is the neck's volume largely genetic just like the calf?

Calfs are notoriously difficult to develop in terms of volume because their shape and volume are mostly genetically determined. I'd like to know if this is also the case for the neck: is a powerful ...
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Neck Excercise utility

What would be use of Neck exercise (excluding treps muscle), does it look good visually or does it help in lifting? I don't see any utility in training them.
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Disengaged muscles in back of the neck [closed]

The back of my neck feels sore at one side sometimes after a long day working in front of the computer. Somehow it improves by massaging the proper spot and by stretching. It's like the muscles were ...
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Neck hunchbacked: How do I straighten it?

Today, I noticed that my my neck appears to have a small hunchback. Do you know workouts that could improve my neck posture in order to straighten it? Additionally, my bed is orthopedic and I have a ...
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Tucking chin in during exercises, is it safe for the neck?

I have a tendency to tuck my chin in when doing exercises like the military press or overhead dumbbell triceps extensions, I find this brings my neck forward a little. Is it safe for the neck or ...
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Exercises for a strong neck

I have 'necklected' neck exercises so far, and would like to change that. What are some exercises for a strong neck? Is a one of those head harness necessary? The only device I have and use regularly ...
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Neck strain after side plank

I've been having a few issues with my neck recently. I think I got a neck strain because it was painful also when resting and it's been lasting for two weeks now. The process that got me here I think ...
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Tense neck muscles [closed]

Background: I work as a programmer, so I probably have a few posture related issues. I try to sit back as much as possible and relax shoulders and head, which has helped in getting rid of most of my ...
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Are there stretches/exercise/yoga movements for tight jaws/neck?

I have recently attempted to get going with my speed-walking routine but I get a lot of neck/jaw pain. I have bruxism and usually wake up with real tense jaws/neck (despite wearing nightguards and ...
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Do double-chin reduction exercises work?

I got suggested some exercises to reduce my double chin. They normally involve tilting the head back and, looking at the ceiling, and either making a tense kiss in the air or sticking the tongue out ...
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Fitness and ability to do sign language

I have downloaded some apps illustrating sign language from the Android play store, but I have something remotely related to muscular dystrophy. Is fitness of the arms and hands and face muscles a ...
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Neck problems, are massages the best answer?

I'm in my mid-30s now, and much of work is done in front of a computer - all day and night. Gone are the days in which I play basketball, run track, and hit the weight room 5 or 6 days a week. I now ...
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Neck discomfort after Overhead Press - is it serious? [closed]

I was doing overhead press and felt some pressure in my neck (I think I was straining my neck while I did them - weight was too heavy?). My neck was pretty sore after and I had trouble rotating it, ...
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slouched shoulders get better when i open my hands

I have really big problems with my posture. I spent a lot of time sitting at computer for many years. My shoulders are rounded, they go forward and due to this my neck is overloaded. I have also ...
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How can you build tolerance to neck muscle strains?

Every now and then at climbing competitions I'll need to do pull-ups while my head is looking to the left or right. I've hurt my neck a couple times doing this. I get a muscle strain or pinched nerve ...
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Facial muscles and tightening the skin

Muscles like your biceps or your quadriceps, the muscles we are used to working out are called skeletal muscles and their contractions and extensions help control our bones. The muscles on our ...
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Strenghtening internal neck muscles associated with head going back? [closed]

I find tight longus colli vertical and sore platysma on my right side. I have tried to strenghten them by holding my head towards my hand forward/sideways but inefficient. The way I get them activated ...
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Recurring muscle pull in Upper-back/Neck when doing overhead press/bench press - form advice

When I was doing a 5x5 based workout a year or so ago, I had issues when trying to push the weight on the overhead press. Even though the weight felt comfortable in the sense that I could do at least ...
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how to correct forward neck posture?

I am "software programmer". I recently noticed that i am victim of forward neck posture. I know my computer realated job is reason for this. I am trying to correct my posture. but while doing this i ...
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How to workout around a tight Levator Scapulae

My left Levator Scapulae is tight like hell today (probably from incorrectly lifting a heavy gas bottle yesterday) and it is causing some undesirable effects. It is even noticeable in the mirror. I ...
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How to properly stretch muscles in neck

My favorite stretch to loosen up neck muscles had been doing circles and rolling my head around in 360 degrees of motion a few times then switching direction. I've heard from people and on the news ...
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Benefits of neck extension training?

Does training the neck have any purpose other than for combat sports and getting the thick neck look (which I assume is desirable when heavily bulking so your head doesn't look too small?)? For ...
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This Exercise Enough for me in a day? [closed]

As a software developer. We have to sit in a chair for whole day. And we don't get a time for anything else. Get a back Pain, and neck pain. I am posting Images here so that it helps a bit the people. ...
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Back and neck problems from sitting in front of a computer

I am a computer programmer who spends more than 8-10 hours a day at the desk. I want to know which is the appropriate kind or design of the chair that a computer programmer must use, and what types of ...
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Bodyweight exercise for traps

Does anybody know a good bodyweight exercise for traps and neck? I have tried the inverted shoulder press but would appreciate other suggestions.
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Stretches that are good for stiff neck and shoulders?

Are there stretches that can help with stiff neck and shoulders?
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What kind of exercise can I do while having neck, shoulder and back pain?

About 2 weeks ago I started having really annoying pain in the neck, shoulders and to lesser extent back. I think the immediate cause could have been sleeping in draught under inadequate cover and ...
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Why does my neck feel strained when doing push-ups?

I used to be able to do about 50 push ups at a time with no problem when I worked out semi-regularly. I stopped when suddenly while doing push ups, as I'd be getting near the end and straining to get ...
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Strengthening neck and shoulders to hold weight on my head

I practice lion dance as part of the tradition and culture of my martial arts system. It is a dance in which two performers mimic a lion's movements inside a costume. As part of some lion dance ...