So over and over and over again including my own neck I go through phases of where my neck muscles lock up or are just achy. It really stems from my lack of mobility to the right side with my upper torso which makes me strain my neck more when looking to the right. Of course odd sleeping positions, text neck or lifting super heavy in the gym activating latent trigger points. Whatever or whenever you seem to find yourself in this pain in the neck try this technique to help alleviate the length or intensity.
Check out the video below where I show you few different ways to get into the technique/stretch method. Figure out what you have around the house (structures or props) to make this happen. Yoga blocks are great as well as a window sill or at the gym on a squat rack or bench press.
Tonya Tittle, M.S., ACSM, LMT, TPI Level 1
Owner/Dir. of Training