Neck Muscles

Neck Muscles

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Neck Stretches
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Sternocleidomastoid

A highly visible V-shaped muscle, used to rotate and tip the head from side to side.

Superior attachments:
Base of the lateral posterior skull

Inferior attachments:
Top of the sternum
Medial ends of the clavicle (collarbone)

User's Manual

Loosen up your neck muscles before contact sports such as football, rugby or wrestling.

Neck Stretches


For important guidlines on stretching see our
Stretching Page

Neck rotations

  • Stand erect, feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent.
  • Relax your arms.
  • Slowly make large circles with your head, changing direction every few circles.
  • Feel the stretch along your neck.

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Amazing Facts

  • You have all the muscle fibers you will ever have at birth. Once damaged they can't be replaced.
  • Arnold Shwarzenaeger has just about as many muscle fibers as you do. They're just thicker.
  • There are more than 600 voluntary muscles in the body.
  • If all your muscles could pull in one direction you could create a force of 25 tons.
  • Muscles account of 40% of your body weight.
  • You take 5 million steps per year.

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