View Full Version : neck and head pain

07-15-2009, 04:06 PM
today was my DE bench, i did a progressive 9x3 with chains that went great, then i did 230# illegal wide grip and on my first set i usually try for 25-30 reps and on my 21st rep my upper neck and head started to throb. i had to stop, it felt like an extreme migrane headache. i sat around with a cold rag on my head for about 10 minutes and then finished my workout half a$$ed. i went to the chiro and got adjusted but he thinks the muscles in my upper neck tense up so much that they create vascular constriction when i pressurize. any boby have anything like this happen? any advice? i still have a headache.

07-15-2009, 04:47 PM
btw, pain was a 10, i thought i was having a brain annurism

07-15-2009, 07:14 PM
I have experienced something similiar during a heavy squat drop superset back in the bodybuilding days. I remember having to put the seat down in the car and lay for 15 minutes after many leg workouts. Probably not the best thing for the body. I would be very cautious.

07-18-2009, 01:43 AM
Go and get your blood pressure checked ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

07-19-2009, 04:35 PM
130 over 90. idk what that means

07-19-2009, 06:30 PM
hrm...if thats your resting heart rate thats kinda bad.

07-19-2009, 06:53 PM
bad how? i don't know what it means. the chiro took it and he said it was borderline. i'm 27yrs. old and 190lbs 5'8'' and i am not fat. what does this mean?

07-19-2009, 06:53 PM
130 over 90. idk what that means

It's normal range. I don't know anything else about it, but i know thats pretty normal/ healthy.

07-19-2009, 06:57 PM
thanks for the replys. the headache finally went away after a few days. i will rest up a couple more days and get back at it and see what happens. he said when i do go hard again that if it happens again, i need to have an MRI. i hope that isn't the case.

07-19-2009, 08:14 PM
my doc told me 120/60 was normal and anything higher is prehypertensive until you get to 140/90 then you're hypertensive. The 130 isn't what would bother me, the 90, which is your blood pressure when your heart is relaxed, is what I would consider bad. If you think about your BP is only going to go up, whether its from lifting or walking up steps or whatever. If I were you I would introduce some light cardio a few times a week and see where your BP stands after a month. FWIW my BP was 130/90 after I did 5 sets of heavy squats and 5 sets of heavy leg presses.


07-20-2009, 08:08 PM

My neck/ head kills me sometimes if I lift my head during heavy shirted benches... Make sure you keep your head on the bench man!

I know you said it was DE day but, weather heavy or not, lifting up while benching/ trying to touch, can really mess your neck up!