How to Do Calisthenics Neck Exercises

Calisthenics neck exercises consist of a variety of simple movements. These exercises are meant to enhance strength and flexibility. They are very easy to perform because you don’t need any weights or equipment. Besides, they are not very time consuming. So, next time you are in office, and you feel a strain in your neck, simply take a few minutes break, and perform these calisthenics neck exercises to ease your neck muscles. By spending less than five minutes each day, you can ensure your neck is ready for activity.

These simple, yet effective, neck exercises can help build muscle and increase your neck mobility. Those with neck injury can also perform these exercises for a quick recovery. It is very important that you keep your muscles relaxed while performing these exercises. Muscles should never be tensed, even when you are not exercising.

To exercise your neck muscles, try out these simple exercises.

Clockwise Rotation

Bend your neck until the chin touches the chest. Next, roll the head first toward the right until the right ear touches the shoulder. From this position, roll your head backward as much as you can, and then toward the left until the ear touches the left shoulder. Finally, bring your head to the front and repeat this exercise at least 20 times.

Forward Resistance

This routine is meant to strengthen your neck muscles and improve resistance. First, interlock your fingers and position them against your forehead. Move your head forward, so that you feel the pressure on your neck. Use your hands to apply pressure on your head. For maximum benefit, hold this position for 5 seconds.

Backward Resistance

To strengthen your neck muscles and prevent pain in the rear of your lower neck, apply pressure in the backward position. Interlock your fingers and place them behind your neck. Your grip should be firm but loose. Exert pressure by pushing your head backward, and with your hands, resist the pressure. For best results, hold this position for 15 seconds and repeat this routine at least 15 to 20 times.

Sideways Resistance

This exercise is meant to relax and strengthen the muscles on the side of your neck. Place your one hand against the right side of your head and use it to resist the pressure as you try to touch your neck with your shoulder. Perform this exercise on both the left and right side and repeat it at least 15 to 20 times.

Complete Resistance

If you are short of time, you can try out this quick yet effective exercise which doesn’t take more than ten seconds. Hold your hand against on the right side of your head. Next, rotate your head and also at the same time resist this movement with your hand. Hold this position for 5 seconds or more, and then repeat it at least 15 to 20 times. Next, repeat the procedure from the left side. Do it regularly, and you will be able to strengthen your neck muscles.


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