Recently, for the last 5 days I have been experiencing severe headaches at the back of my head when lifting, I don’t experience them during the day however when my heart rate rises, during sex or excersise I experience these blinding headaches. Got my blood pressure done and it came back as pretty much perfect. These headaches started after leg pressing 400KG for 8 reps, went very deep and didn’t take much note of breathing form.
It is on both sides at the back and the pain is a dull throbbing till I wake up the following day. I am aware of ‘exertion headaches’, but could it be anything more serious? Should I lift whilst experiencing these headaches by taking painkillers?
Any advice would be amazing and much appreciated.
Man these suck. I used to get these from deadlifting heavy and trying to exhale improperly. The only way I could recover was to completely not go to the gym for a week. Man they suck bad couldnt get a nut off even without splitting headaches. Work on your breathing or ditch whatever exercise does it to you. I finally just ditched heavy deads for rack pulls and havent had the problem since.
Thanks man, unfortunately it was the leg press that caused it, however all excercises now aggravate it after I go over around 130BPM. Think a week off would do me good, sucks because it interferes with my bulking regime, 2 - 3 days didn’t help, so maybe more rest time required.
Just hoping it isn’t an aneurism or something along those lines which potentially can raise intacranial pressure.
Yeah I couldn’t do anything in the gym at all. Just rest and let it heal. You don’t have any choice anyway. I have read it actualy causes a minor cuncussion from the pressure. Do less weight for a while on leg press and really watch your breathing when your straining.