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    Neck Tension When Lifting

    Quote Originally Posted by Haggle1 View Post
    I dont know if I'm tensing the back of my neck or shoulders.. But when I do certain exercises like barbel curls or military press.. Or cable chest flys ect I sometimes get a tension/burning/exertion like feeling in the back of my neck. Im not sure if its because I'm stiffening my neck or something is off with my posture?


    This started when I was doing heavy military presses about 3 years ago.. But why would it happen doing bicep curls?
    Wierd cant see my post..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggle1 View Post
    I dont know if I'm tensing the back of my neck or shoulders.. But when I do certain exercises like barbel curls or military press.. Or cable chest flys ect I sometimes get a tension like feeling in the back of my neck. Im not sure if its because I'm stiffening my neck or something is off with my posture?


    This started when I was doing heavy military presses about 3 years ago.. But why would it happen doing bicep curls?
    Wierd cant see my post..
    Last edited by Haggle1; 06-08-2018 at 11:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggle1 View Post
    I dont know if I'm tensing the back of my neck or shoulders.. But when I do certain exercises like barbel curls or military press.. Or cable chest flys ect I sometimes get a tension like feeling in the back of my neck. Im not sure if its because I'm stiffening my neck or something is off with my posture?


    This started when I was doing heavy military presses about 3 years ago.. But why would it happen doing bicep curls?
    Wierd cant see my post..

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    Wtf...........lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennerrator50 View Post
    Wtf...........lol
    Idk lol it wouldn't show my post, so i tried again same thing haha

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    Focus on intentionally pushing your shoulders down and back regardless of the excercise. I had the same issue.

    Turns out I was rolling them forward throughout the day. Lifting made me tense up even more.
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    That happens when you curl in the squat rack. Don't curl in the squat rack.

    Note: Unless it's your home gym. Then do whatever the fk you want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICKS View Post
    That happens when you curl in the squat rack. Don't curl in the squat rack.

    Note: Unless it's your home gym. Then do whatever the fk you want to.
    I can only imagine the things you've done in your squat rack
    I'm alot of shit but fake ain't it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICKS View Post
    That happens when you curl in the squat rack. Don't curl in the squat rack.

    Note: Unless it's your home gym. Then do whatever the fk you want to.
    lol �� nope not me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viduus View Post
    Focus on intentionally pushing your shoulders down and back regardless of the excercise. I had the same issue.

    Turns out I was rolling them forward throughout the day. Lifting made me tense up even more.
    interesting thank you!

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    I recentlyherniated 2 discs in my neck and they compressed 2 nerves.
    Pain and burning were 2 of the results.
    Let me tell you dude, you dont want that kind of pain.
    Take your symptoms as a warning sign and change things up.

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    I experienced the same issues *unfortunately* when going a little too heavy, and straining too hard. I have a natural tendency to kinda crane my nack back when I want to grind out that last rep or two. Drop your weight down a bit, and try to keep your head neutral (straight ahead). I know it's a bit of a disputed topic, but try some dedicated neck training during your accessory training for awhile. I found that a lot of the stress was localized in my cervical spine, and as mentioned earlier, that kind of injury is awful. Step things back a bit, and build your stabilising musculature throughout your neck and shoulder girdle.


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