Stretches are an important component for a good workout, yet many people overlook this part and dive into hardcore workouts. Everyone should add at least one type of stretching in their daily routine to relieve tension and increase the flexibility of their muscles.
The muscles of the upper back consist of a group of muscles that originate from the base of the skull over the shoulders and go down the spine to create the shape of the trapezium. These muscles assist in the movement of our neck, shoulders, and scapula. Additionally, they also protect the entire upper region or the body, and with time it becomes stiff and causes pain. To prevent such situations, you must perform Upper back stretches that will increase flexibility and relieve stress.
Importance of upper back stretches:
Stretching is not something that you do once in a while, but that is far from the truth, and it has to be part of your daily regimen. Stretching keeps the muscles in good condition and increases the flexibility and reduces the stiffness of the joints. It also prepares your body from any unpredictable stress and strain that may affect your joints negatively. The muscles of the upper back are inclusive of joints and body parts we use every day. The neck, shoulders, arm, and back are members that we use daily. To keep them healthy is quite important. The more flexible the muscles, the more range of motion we can attain them, or else we risk them becoming stiff and painful.
- Increase the overall flexibility and reduced the stiffness of the joints
- Increase the blood circulation and gets the oxygen flowing to the muscles and keeps them healthy
- Corrects the posture and prevents slouching
- Decreases the risk of muscle damage and pain within the body
- Provides you with a sense of calm and peace
- Helps with breathing and releases the chest muscles and receive loads of oxygen into the lungs
- Results in long and lean muscles and relieves tension, strain or stress on the muscles
Effective Upper back stretches:
These include standing or sitting straight, tilting your head forward toward your chest as if you are looking downward, then hold this position for 30 seconds and return the head to the original position. Repeat this technique 3 to 5 times and perform the same procedure with your head tilted backward. This will be great for your neck muscles and upper body posture.