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Neck Pain After Squats/RDLs

Even though I’m retracting my shoulders, I’m getting pain and tightness in the back of my neck and head after the big lifts…tried both front and back squats. I think it has to do with my very weak core, what do you think?

Where are you looking? Forward? Up? Down?

Head positioning can make a difference in terms of head and neck tension.

Sounds like you’re looking up too much. If you look straight ahead, you will notice a big difference in tightness and will be able to make a better shelf for the bar.

I’ll pay more attention to my head positioning. Thanks!

Yeah no problem, its a tip that has helped me a lot!

Problem solved. I had to bring my chin down a bit