Sore Neck after benching.

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  1. Hedger

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    The other day I was maxing. I put up 240lbs on the second try(I don't think I was warmed up first try). After I put it up, my neck was hurting pretty bad. I don't use my neck when benching...(well I don't think that I do). I figured that it would go away soon, and if not, in the next couple of hours. Here we are 5 days later, and it hurts more than ever. It only hurts when I tilt my neck to the left side. Any ideas? It feels like something is strained. Also feels similar to when you sleep awkwardly.
     
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    I got the same thing after benching it hasnt gone away in like 6 days and kind of pops sometimes i think i strained a muscle some how(not to mention it also hurts on the left side)huh wierd never happened to me and iv been benching for awhile.
     
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    i guess you've figured out why u need to warm up. you were flexing your neck when u lifted and didnt notice because you were doing max effort lifts.


    take as much time off lifting as you need to heal and dont try any more 1RM lifts.
     
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    i actaully did do a warm up....it wasnt till about another 4 hours after i benched that it did it(i think it happened when i fell during basketball but im not really sure)
     
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    then it could have been whiplash from the fall
     
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    I had done a few sets of bench and ran previous to this.
     
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    Yah I think it was because i landed on my shoulder pretty hard(but my knee took most of the damage lol)
     
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    Do u lift your head off the bench when your benching? I see people do this all the time, they are fixated on the bar as it goes down and they raise their head and tuck their chin. Maybe u strained it that way?
     
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    I personnaly keep my head down all the time but maybe that could be the way he strained it
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    My friend broke his leg in 8 spots doing squats.... or it happened 2 days after when he fell down 20 flights of stairs but I'm not really sure :rofl:

     
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