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Neck Exercises Blog, A Guide to a Better Neck Posture

Hello and welcome to Neck Exercises. I am glad you want to take care of your neck. Whether you have neck pain, tension, stress or discomfort, neck exercises can help. Making small adjustments each day to include neck exercises, stretch exercises, or a neck workout, will gradually improve your neck health and quality of life. Let's get started!

Relieve Tension with Shoulder Blade Neck Exercises

Ever feel that your shoulders are up to your ears by the end of the day? Does your neck feel tight and tensed? Doing shoulder blade depression neck exercises will help relieve the neck and shoulder tension.  This shoulder blade depression neck exercises with shoulder shrugs, shoulder rolls and shoulder blade pinches make a great neck workout to relieve stress in the neck. Even just doing a few of these neck exercises will improve your neck posture and your neck discomfort.

The shoulder blade depressor is simple and easy neck exercise that strengthens the shoulder blade muscles. The muscles that are targeted in the shoulder blades neck exercises are the rhomboids and teres. Other muscles that are involved in the neck exercises are the middle and lower trapezius, pectoralis minor and levator scapula. These muscles help to bring the shoulder blades together, down and rotated towards the spine.

The shoulder blade depression neck exercises is best to do while standing. This is another shoulder blade pinch neck exercise with an added component of bringing the bottom of the shoulder blade down. When standing up tall, start with your feet shoulders width apart, bend the knees slightly, your arms relaxed at your sides, do a chin tuck, and look straight ahead. This will be your starting position for the shoulder blades depressor neck exercises.

Take a breath in, bring your shoulders back and pinch your shoulder blades together. Now imagine bringing you’re the bottom tips of your shoulder blades into your back pockets.  Your chest will begin to open up with this movement. Your arms will move and your palms will face away from you while doing this neck exercises. Think of “in and down” for your shoulder blades. Hold this position for 10 seconds and breathe out. Release slowly and repeat 10 times. 

Remember to keep your shoulders down and not have them rise up towards your ears.  Be sure to maintain good posture to help reduce neck tension. This shoulder blade depression neck exercises will improve your posture by stretching your chest muscle and strengthening your shoulder blade muscles. There should be no pain with any neck exercises or stretch exercises. 

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