I hit 20 rep squats the other day and once I racked the weight it felt like a bomb went off in my head. I ignored it.
I got on the bench yesterday and was hitting a 5 rep set and my neck started contracting really hard…once I racked the weight I got the same headache. I wasn’t even straining very hard. Anyone have an idea of what might be going on? [/quote]
Likely blood pressure. I am not saying you have high blood pressure, rather after intense work loads like that which do increase blood pressure it can give you a headache.
I usually get them after leg day for about twenty minutes to forty five minutes after training. They subside and then I get that kinda good endorphin release feeling.