I second the weightlifter headache idea. Used to happen to me sometimes after big pullup sets. Was incredibly painful. I realized i was just straining my neck too hard when doing the pullups and once i kept it a little looser it never happened again. Maybe youre just straining your neck too hard during the lifts that are causing it.[/quote]
I feel that I am. I’ll have to be more conscious of it.
Have you begun taking any new supplements or stimulants since you previously did these lifts with this same intensity? Some caffeine or other stimulants can give me excruciating headaches (right at the base of the skull in the back) when I’m doing intense lifts–such as the last few reps of breathing squats, for example. I dropped the stimulants and had no more problems![/quote]
As of now, no I’m not taking any stimulants.
This has happenned to me before - lasted a couple of weeks. Like you said, only on intense lifts like squats, pullups, etc. Scared the shit out of me - thought I had a brain tumor or something. I found that proper breathing helped a lot (sometimes you forget about this). It went away and never came back.[/quote]
Hahaha, I know. I was pretty freaked out a couple of days ago. I hope that better breathing control will solve this.
the weightlifter headache intriguingly is often age related, too.
so watch your form, be gentle to yourself, and if it starts, back way off from the load.
never move into pain.
I’ll defiantly off the weight if this continues. No use getting injured, and being laid up from the gym.
It’s good to know others have encountered the same problem. And that the problem is reparable. Especially good that it’s reparable by using simple principles.