A Nod to Scalenes

by: Sarah Kolvas

IDEA Body Lab

Discover some fascinating facts about these lesser-known neck muscles.

How much do you know about your scalene muscles? If you just tilted your head in confusion, you can attribute that simple movement, in part, to your scalenes, three pairs of muscular tissue that flank the sides of the neck.

Anterior scalenes, on the front side of the neck, connect the third through sixth cervical vertebrae to the first rib.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 6

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Sarah Kolvas

Sarah Kolvas IDEA Author/Presenter