A bit of background info...about 5 years ago I started having an issue where if I was bench pressing a weight and really pushing myself hard, I would get an intense pain at the base of my skull just off to the side. The pain would go away on it's own after a few minutes. Anyways, I just didn't push myself that hard for awhile and it wasn't ever a problem again - until last night.
I was doing pull ups using the lat pull machine, not a lot of weight, but enough that 10 reps was pushing myself pretty hard. On the last rep, I got the same sharp pain in the same place. My form was good, probably still room to improve, but definitely not bad. I'm going to see a dr here pretty soon, but I was curious if you guys had any ideas on why this happens and how to avoid it.
It's still giving me a pretty good headache today...
Thread: neck pain when doing pull ups
11-02-2009, 10:58 AM #1
neck pain when doing pull upsH: 5'6" W: 176
Squat - 1 x 363 @ 186lbs
Dead - 1 x 405 @ 173lbs
Bench - 1 x 225 @ 173lbs
Press - 1 x 160 @ 173lbs
USAPL (9/11) - 363/225/363/951 @ 186lbs
11-02-2009, 12:08 PM #2
Could be over recruiting your traps and it's leading to a muscle spasm.
Focus on stabilizing your scapula so not to recruit traps.Being a real lifter is not about a number, or a medal, or somebody else telling you that you are a real lifter. It is about commitment to the iron and strength of purpose.
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