MUSCLE #13, NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN is commonly caused by stress and poor posture that tightens the neck, upper back, and shoulders.

NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN is commonly caused by stress and poor posture that tightens the neck, upper back, and shoulders. It is the first place you think of massaging to relieve stress. A very common cause of neck and shoulder pain nowadays is keeping your neck and shoulders in one position while you look at your smartphone. To prevent this pain keep your shoulder blades together by keeping your arms back rather than rounding your shoulders and keeping your arms forward. The Trapezius muscle covers both shoulder blades but also extends into the back of the neck. Keeping the shoulders hunched forward separates the shoulder blades and pulls on the back of the neck. There is a cable machine exercise that targets the shoulder blades and arms so they will stay in the correct position by strengthening and building the muscles involved in pulling back on the cable weights. Keep your arms tight to your body and keep your neck and shoulders loose as you pull the cable straight back bringing your shoulder blades together. Remember to have your Protein-Rich Shake within 30 minutes to one hour after you finish exercising to build these muscles. If you have had bad posture for years, you need to strengthen and build these muscles that have been ignored for so long."Wall Angels" where you move your arms up and down with your back as flat as possible against the wall is a good way to loosen up the shoulder blades before doing this exercise. Rolling the upper back on a foam roller while lying down also works. You can keep your neck and shoulders loose throughout the day by changing positions and rotating your head from time to time. Think "loose-loose-loose" and your neck and shoulders will thank you. Good posture will make you look better and feel more confident and help you avoid a stiff neck and shoulders!! #neckpain #shoulder #musclebuilding #protein #posture #confidence to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com. And www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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