Re: sore back and neck from sparring?any suggestions?
Make sure you stretch out your neck before sparring. Your neck has muscles in it just like your arms and legs, but most people never stretch or try to strengthen them.
Tilt your head forward, back, and to both sides for 10 seconds each. Push on your head to apply extra pressure if you aren't feeling the stretch of your neck muscles. Turn your head as far as you can to the left and hold for 10, then turn it the other way and go as far as you can to the right for 10.