Neck strains while working out... :wtc:

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  1. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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    So yesterdya and today, I went to work out, but soon into it my neck feels really strained (with pain) and I get a little lightheaded, so I stop when this happens. Yesterday I was doing leg extensions and was :wtf:ing when it happened. And today, I was doing bench and it happened again.

    yesterday was 10x worse though, I was buckled over holding my neck in pain for a good while. Today I recognized it and stopped before that happened.

    Also, lately, my neck has been pretty tense and I've been popping it more than I probably should. I quit soccer in December and just started getting back into shape recently. :hs:


    Anyone know what the issue might be?
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    I think you answered your own question: it's probably a strain.
    I had this problem -- a while back -- whenever I lifted anything it would strain my neck, and give me an instant headache.
     
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    call me mick New Member

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    were you looking at yourself in the mirror while lifting?
     
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    symptic I run companies

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    I'm hoping so. :hs: This sudden motivation isn't getting used! :madfawk:

    Nope, nope, and nope. Odd thing is, it's fine when I do pushups and whatnot, it's just on apparatus, form what I've experienced.

    I'll wait it out and just do lots and lots of pushups. :hs:

    Nope. :hsd:
     
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    I had this problem when I was using machines, then I switched to free weights and I was fine for the most part. Mostly happend when I couldn't get a weight up and resorted to poor form to get it there.
     
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    i do neck rolls before i do any benching or deadlifting. you just do that exercise they teach you when you are 5, trying to touch your ear to your shoulder, stretching your neck back and foward a few times and it will loosen it up. When i did get strained, moving my neck around slowly did ease the pain and did help me recover quicker than when i just left it alone :hs:
     
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