It never fails that I end up doing something to the back of my neck either doing power cleans or OH presses. I am blaming it on the cleans and it is probably a form issue, although I am working on correcting it (light weight, pure practice sets). Although I do get it when I just do heavy OH presses as well.
I have been doing primarily 3 stretches/movements as part of my warmup before these:
- Put 1 arm behind your back and use the other to push your head forward
- Put your one wrist with your palm up at your waist, then reaching behind your back grab your wrist with the other hand, then tilt your head to the shoulder on the side your wrist is at.
- Scap raises, back and arms against wall raised OH.
…I’m thinking about adding light weight high rep shrugs and delt raises to try and pull more blood to my neck/trap/shoulder area to aid in my warmups. I’ll also do a couple light sets of pressing before I start at my working weight.
Does anybody have any ideas of things I can add or do better to warm this area up? Any good stretches/mobility drills/article/video clips that cover these topics?