Grinding out the Neck Gremlins; Scalene Release| Ep. 22

Crossfit can be especially taxing to the anterior structures of the neck. Scalenes have the job of elevating the 1st and 2nd ribs but tend to be active during many of the actives that drag our shoulders downward.

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Know your Anatomy:

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Pictured left to right: Scalenes anterior view, Scalenes (highlighted) posterior view.

Today’s Prescription:

1. Test either neck of shoulder range

2. Perform scalene ball smash and stretch (10-15 reps taking 3-5 secs per rep)

3. Retest