This exercise will strengthen the sides of your neck, and like the front and back neck isometric exercises, it will help prevent injuries.

Muscle group: Back


Start by standing or sitting with your head facing forward. Place your right hand against the side of your head. Your palm should be slightly above your temple. Start pushing with your head against the palm of your hand. The force should be coming from your neck, while your hand and arm should only be providing resistance. Remember to keep your head still and facing forward at all times.

Hold this for about 10 seconds then slowly release the pressure against your hand.

Repeat this exercise with your left hand against the side of your head.


Don't try make the side neck isometric exercise more difficult by using too much pressure. This should be a fairly easy exercise. Using too much pressure can cause injuries.

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