Hey, I just got back from Denver. The last time I was in Denver, I wasn’t able to enjoy much but, this time, the city won me over. One of the highlights was when we went to the mountains and went whitewater rafting together with a number of people from the conference that I attended.
During the rafting trip, I noticed many people were sleeping in their chairs. The ones that looked the most uncomfortable in their sleeping position ― and most likely to be in pain ― were the men. Today, I have quick exercises for men to help get rid of their neck pain.
Enjoy the video and article below.
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I got Donnalee to demonstrate.
#1 – Fingers Into the Muscle
Men suffer from neck pain because of muscle tightness commonly in their upper trapezius. Take your fingers and press them into the muscle. Look for the sensitive spot within the muscle. Press upon that sensitive spot so that it’s comfortable and not in screaming pain. Hold it there and let it relax. Once it relaxes, move to another point. Work your way throughout the muscle, looking for those sensitive points.
#2 – Ball Into the Muscle
You use a ball, pushing it into the muscle. Perform one set of 5 repetitions, looking for five different spots in the muscle. Utilize a ball and find those sensitive areas, pressing the ball into the hyperactive or tight muscle.
#3 – Ball Between the Wall and Body
You can make this even more challenging by utilizing the wall. Place the ball between the wall and your body. Push your body weight into it, pressing deeper and harder into the muscle. Find the sensitive area and then press. It will be a little uncomfortable. Hold it for a second or two until it relaxes, and then move on to another spot in the muscle.
Give these three options a go for neck pain relief.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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