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According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 70% of individuals will experience neck pain that affects them frequently at some point in their life. For some, turning to medication is the first step to finding relief. And, taking medication may temporarily reduce or eliminate the pain, but at what cost to your organs? Plus, pain killers just cover up the symptom rather than fixing the root cause of the issue. Instead of turning to medication to reduce your neck pain, why not give yourself a massage? 

Want to learn how to work out the muscles on the side of your neck? You've come to the right place. In this article, we'll share our three favorite Iron Neck exercises with you that directly target the sides of your neck. Make no mistake, though - these exercises help strengthen other muscles in your neck too!

Before we get into these exercises, we want to cover some basic information for you. We'll explain what exactly those muscles in the side of your neck are - and what they're responsible for. Then, we'll explain why training these muscles is so important. Let's begin!

Want to learn what muscles are in your neck, and what each of them is responsible for? You're in luck. In our complete guide to neck muscles anatomy, you're going to learn all this and more.

The neck is one of the most complex regions of the body. And, it is so important to keep your neck healthy. Neck pain and tightness can affect your day-to-day life. And if you're an athlete, your neck is even more important.

A stiff neck isn't just painful and uncomfortable - it affects your day-to-day life. Routine tasks like driving, cleaning, getting dressed, and even just sitting become more difficult and at times, painful. But if you're experiencing neck pain and stiffness, don't worry - we're here to help. Today, we're going to explain how to relax your neck muscles and release tension.

Let's be honest - neck cracking is something most of us are guilty of. That popping sound is just plain satisfying. And, perhaps you feel some form of relief after cracking your neck.

But is it bad to repeatedly crack your neck? Is this a habit you need to work on eliminating? 

The answer isn't as simple as yes or no. That's why today, we're going to take a deep dive into neck cracking. We'll help you understand why so many of us do this without even thinking about it. And, we'll explain what that popping sound you hear is.

Then, we'll answer the question at hand - is neck cracking bad? After that, we'll provide some better, safer alternatives to neck cracking that you can try yourself to achieve relief from neck pain or neck stiffness.

You probably already realize that with age, exercising and stretching become more and more important. They say that if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. What this means is that if you sit stagnantly, you'll lose strength and mobility. This can result in pain and mobility problems. Over time, these weaknesses and immobilities will show themselves in your inability to perform basic tasks like standing up on your own, cleaning, reaching, etc.
If you push yourself in the gym, you’re no doubt going to develop some degree of soreness. That is completely normal - even when training the neck muscles. But, it’s important to distinguish between general muscle pain and soreness and pain associated with an injury. You can work through some pain and soreness. But if an actual injury is the culprit of your pain, you’ll need to take time off and seek more professional medical treatment. And, in either scenario, you are probably wondering how to relieve neck pain after workouts.
Looking to get the most out of your neck training regimen? You’re in luck. Because today, we’re going to talk about some mental cues when neck training that will help you really concentrate on the specific muscle groups you’re trying to train. This will get you better results - and actually focus on muscle growth rather than just going through the motions.
Do you experience frequent neck pain and stiffness? Are you unhappy with the way your posture looks? If so, you're in the right place. Today, we're going to explain how to improve your neck posture quickly and easily.
Running is one of the best aerobic exercises that you can do. In fact, studies show that running every day for just 5 to 10 minutes at a moderate pace may lead to benefits such as the reduced risk of cancer, neurological diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's), cardiovascular diseases, and death from a heart attack or stroke.
Neck pain is one of the most difficult types of pain to manage, albeit seeming minor in comparison to other kinds of pain. For one, you move your head more often than you think, and pain is likely going to follow every little movement you make. It’s hard to do anything without moving your head–so unless you want to wear a neck brace, you’re going to have to learn how to manage pain effectively.
So you have made the decision to start neck training - this is one of the best ways to keep your neck healthy and prevent injury down the road. And let’s face it - a strong, thick neck is so much more aesthetic than the pencil necks we see so frequently today. All things considered, you’re on the right path. But you probably want to know how much weight to start neck training?