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Are there any good exercises that will help prevent neck pain?

Preventing neck pain can require a comprehensive approach of stretching and strengthening exercises. Stretches that can be performed before and after your workouts include standing chest stretch, a ball lat stretch, and an upper trapezius stretch. When performing these stretches, hold the stretched position for approximately 30 seconds. This will give your muscles enough time to relax and lengthen. After stretching, a great exercise to strengthen your neck and shoulders is called a ball combo 1. This exercise helps keep all the muscles around your shoulder blades and the deep muscles of your neck strong and able to stabilize your shoulders and head. If these muscles function properly, you should be better suited to maintain proper posture, and in turn, take pressure off your neck.

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