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According to a recent M&F survey, an alarming 95% of readers have suffered a serious neck injury while lifting.
Some degree of pain (soreness or sharp pain) and loss of mobility in your neck or upper back.
Using your hands as resistance, perform isometric contractions according to these instructions:
Going forward, make sure your neck is positioned correctly during a lift. First, imagine pulling your chin back, as to make a “double chin,” and then flex your neck down slightly. As a visual cue, imagine trying to pin a tennis ball between your chin and collarbone. If you’re prone to looking up during deadlifts or kettlebell swings— common causes of neck pain as well as a loss of stability and strength on the lifts—this posture will help correct it.