Deadlifting brothers (and sisters), what am I doing wrong? When I deadlift > 400lbs, my neck muscles start to cramp (muscle(s) at the base of my skull). It’s not a vertebrae thing, it’s definitely a muscle thing, sometimes worse on one side than the other. It’s pretty severe, when it happens, I have to stop my workout (bummer).
I started closing my eyes during the lift, and this seems to help (I guess looking at myself in a mirror is a bad thing).
It occurs when I get the weight about 10" off the floor, so it’s not happening when I first pull, it happens as I move upward.
Thanks in advance!