Was doing a 20 rep squat the other day to finish a leg session and the final rep was ugly but as I was pushing it up I got a real bad pain in the back of my head on the left hand side at the base of the skull like someone had clubbed me.
I’ve attempted my usual jump rope warm up and the pain comes back like there is pressure building or something.
I’ve completed the workouts with no real issues, weights don’t seem to be a problem, its just jump rope seems to bring the pain.
Does this sound like a burst blood vessel? or something else? is this a GP visit?
You should definitely go see a professional about this problem to rule out any immediate problems.
Sounds like you may have strained your posterior neck muscles either the upper traps or the underlying cervical muscles, which have attachment sites at the back of the skull or levator scapulae or SCM all of which have referred pain patterns, which can exhibit as headache. Considering you were doing 20reps squats with ugly technique as you put it, this assumption ‘MAY’ be correct. However’ do not rely on internet posts to self diagnose. Go see a professional therapist if the pain persists.
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I think that might be it,
It only got ugly on the final rep, 1-19 was pretty much spot on.
fortunately its not painful most of the time. Im aware of it at the moment but it doesnt hurt. we’ll see what happens. If its not improved by my planned break it will probably be a doctor visit.