So I have a particular "injury" that I tend to get, and its not always weight lifting related, but the weight lifting I did this morning did injure it
The area (I don't know the terms) between my neck and shoulder blade often get tight/sore, usually after playing golf, sleeping, or various other reasons. My posture has a little bit of my head too forward, so I have tried to keep it back. I think the muscles surrounding my neck and back are just weak.
Anyways, I can barely turn my head to the right, and the pain runs basically in my neck only, with the severe pain right in the dead middle of the right side of my neck.
Attached is a graphic to illustrate the area that typically gets strained/sore.
I have taken 2 advil this morning and have iced it once, but I plan on taking a couple more advil, doing light stretching, and more ice.
Any other recommendations?
What can I do to strengthen this area. My workout right now is a total body workout and consists of
- Dumbbell squats
- Dumbbell dead lifts
- Swiss ball Dumbbell Bench Press
- pull ups
- calf raises
- Dumbbell bent over rows
- Overhead dumbbell press (this was the exercise this morning that injured me)
- alternate dumbbell curls
-close grip dumbbell bench
- pinwheel curls