Monday, March 24, 2008

Tight Neck

Q: My neck seems to always feel tight. What are some good stretches for me to do?

A: I really don't have any of my clients do neck stretches. As trainers, it is out of our job description and can be very danerous. Definitley have a "Qualified" physical therapist check it out.

If you follow the joint by joint theory that Mike Boyle and Gray Cook talk about, your neck needs more stability than mobility.

Some strategies that I suggest would be:

1. Get some T-spine mobility

2. Learn to pack your shoulder blades. To do this, simply stand with good posture and keep your shoulder blades back and down. This may improve your neck discomfort right away.

3. Stretch your pecs and Lats