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    Turning head during overhead press

    I have noticed that at the top of the press I am turning my head to my right.I have also realized that this is causing me to have a stiff neck the morning after. Any ideas on why I maybe doing this and how I could fix it?
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    Originally Posted by surfcast23 View Post
    I have noticed that at the top of the press I am turning my head to my right.I have also realized that this is causing me to have a stiff neck the morning after. Any ideas on why I maybe doing this and how I could fix it?
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    you should post a vid if you could! without the vid, the ONLY thing i can think of is if your trying to lockout and your left arm dominant....meaning your trying to end the rep and at the end you are trying for that last couple inches and using your dominant side to do so....if not and im probably wrong anyway, make a vid and post it
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    I turn my head left during squats and bench. I suggest you just focus on not doing it until you break the habit.
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    This is your 4th "injury" post OP. You should give serious consideration to your form.
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    I'll do a video next time I press.
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    Are you fearing the bar coming down on your forehead, nose, or chin? If so, maybe work on the fore/aft flexibility of your neck. You need to be able to pull your head back out of the way with your chin tucked to let the bar pass.
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    Originally Posted by Spoken36 View Post
    Are you fearing the bar coming down on your forehead, nose, or chin? If so, maybe work on the fore/aft flexibility of your neck. You need to be able to pull your head back out of the way with your chin tucked to let the bar pass.
    You might have a tight trap on one side and when you lift your arm it pulls your head. Another possibility is some type of spinal curvature that becomes apparent when your arms are overhead.
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    Originally Posted by ampire View Post
    You might have a tight trap on one side and when you lift your arm it pulls your head. Another possibility is some type of spinal curvature that becomes apparent when your arms are overhead.
    I think you maybe right on the tight trap on that side.
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    Dont do it.
    Focus on a point in front of you when pressing.
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    Just tru to focus on not doing it
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    It might be compensation for some weaker muscle that you have in the movement.
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