Hi Guys & Gals,
Greetings from Costa Rica.
I wasn't sure where this post should go exactly, as I am over 35, but a beginner also. Decided I'd probably get more experienced advice here, from lifters in my age range, who are not necessarily beginners.
I started training in the gym about 2 months ago. 1st month I was doing full body workout circuits 3x per week, to build a little work capacity and ease my joints back into things.
I am finishing up the 2nd month now, and am using a 4 day split.
The past 2 weeks however I have gotten really bad neck stingers after doing both deadlifts and/or shrugs. Not the normal muscle soreness or DOMS...but those damned tight, stinging sensations that don't let you turn your head in one direction or the other.
I have tried to be very careful regarding over extending and keeping alignment, etc.
Is this just a normal adjustment period my traps/neck are going through while acclimating to these exercises?