After a hard week’s work, it’s time to take a load off of your shoulders and neck. We are going to release, stretch, and activate the muscles in your neck and shoulders. Trust me, you need it. Have fun!
Equipment needed: 1. Mobility ball or lacrosse ball. 2. Padded Mat (optional). We need to dedicate body maintenance to every part of our body including the neck. We have a very thorough neck day today. Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of the neck and shoulders.
We are starting off with a scalene muscle/fascia release using your hands. These are the muscles located on the side of your neck. We are then moving on to a muscle/fascia release for your traps and levator scapulae. These are the muscles on the top of your back that most people have “knots” in. Next we are moving on to neck full range of motion activation. The key is to explore as much pain-free range of motion as possible. If you have pain, avoid these painful ranges of motion. We are then moving on to a 3-way neck stretch. Be gentle, but apply a moderate stretch. The key is to pull diagonally. Finally we are finishing up with an end-range stretch technique to open up your pecs and the front of your shoulders.
Let us know how your neck, back, and shoulders feel after todays routine. Post on to your Instagram story or feed and tag us in it @movementvault. We’ll send you a comment and some ❤️. Get it guys!