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4 Basshead-Friendly Neck and Back Stretches Post-NYE

Headbanging at raves means sore neck and back, so we have stretches

PK Sound at Resolution 2017’s Enchanted Forest stage was a basshead’s dream. 150K watts of pure power shook our bodies to the core as we head banged to Trampa, Eptic, Sound Remedy (for the last time) and more! At the time, we were feeling one with the music, raging in an incredibly tight space with hundreds of wonderful souls. The morning after? We were feeling something different: soreness beyond belief.

It’s been a few days since New Years and still, there are physical kinks here and there. Are you feeling it as well? Neck and back stiffness? While time heals most, the path to recovery can be expedited with these four, easy stretches that can be done almost anywhere!

Slow Neck Roll

Courtesy of Band, this slow side-to-side neck roll will stretch your muscles without putting any added strain on your neck and spine.

Behind the Back Neck Stretch


Start with your feet apart and arms by your sides. Reach both hands behind your back, grabbing your left wrist with your right hand. use your right hand to gently straighten your left arm, and pull away slowly. To increase the stretch in your neck, slowly lower your right ear toward your shoulder. Hold for 30 seconds, then switch sides. This standing position will offer a deep stretch in the sides of your neck. Courtesy

Standing Extension Back Stretch


Start with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands on your hips and slowly lean back until you feel a stretch in your lower back. Hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 12 times. Courtesy Amy Schlinger at

Chin Tuck Stretch

Start by sitting up with your back straight and tuck your chin into your chest, like you are trying to give yourself a double chin. For added pressure, push your chin down with two fingers. Hold for three seconds. Repeat 10 times. This exercise strengthens the muscles that pull the head back into alignment over the shoulders and improves postural habits, if done daily. Courtesy Amy Schlinger at

Which stretch works best for you? Do you have a go-to stretch that’s not listed, and would like to share? Drop a comment below!

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