Neck training and headaches

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  • #18711
    Ernie
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    Hey Joe and Bryce,

    Whenever I train neck, even a simple 4 sets of 15-20 rep neck curl to the front laying down, with a 5 lb weight on forehead (slow and controlled), I get dull headaches for 1-2 days afterwards. Any input is appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Ernie

    #18773
    BryceBahm
    Participant

    I don’t know the cause. It’s impossible for me to give you an accurate answer.

    Not many people directly train neck, not that it’s bad. I just assume you have a very specific reason. That’s important.

    Maybe regress back to just discovering where your neck can circle, flex, and extend with no pain and no load. See how that serves. This may alleviate the headaches.

    #18826
    Ernie
    Participant

    Thank you, Bryce. I train neck for injury prevention during sports activities, but also interested in the aesthetic aspect of it as well. I just wanted to hear your experiences if any.

    #19024
    Joe
    Keymaster

    Thank you, Bryce. I train neck for injury prevention during sports activities, but also interested in the aesthetic aspect of it as well. I just wanted to hear your experiences if any.

    Try changing some things. Less sets. Less reps. Slower tempo. Train ever direction with relative “balance”. Start and finish with some controlled neck circles to make sure you’re training in ranges you can control. No idea if that will help, but to investigate, those are some decent places to start. The common sense answer is applicable to all things training though. If it hurts (bad hurt”, don’t do it/change something

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