I don’t know if this fits under Building a better body… But however this is what I experienced yesterday at the gym, I’m following Joel’s WS4BBPP and it was DE Bench day yesterday… After the benches I moved on to dips, and after the third set (on 5x4) I got this horrendous pain in the back of my head. It’s something like I’ve never experienced before, it felt like if I would have been hit REALLY hard in the back of my head…
Has anyone experienced anything like this, any clue of what it might be…?
Only modifications as to my diet in the past couple of weeks has been adding more protein (re; protein shakes), fishoil and creatine to my diet… Doubt it’s due to either of those… ( ? )
Now I get it whatever I do if it’s even a bit intense… Should I be worried or just take a week off or something?
I had this EXACT same problem… It just came from over doing it and I backed off a bit and it went away… I would experience the pain in the gym and then still experience it hours later… I took a few days off, probably around 3, and then went back and did light, full body exercises just to stay in shape while I healed… if I felt it coming on, I backed off the weight or moved to a less intensive exercise.
For example, if I were doing push presses and it hurt, I would just go over and do raises or something… the only other very very important thing is make sure you breathe well… mine always came from holding my breath during the bottom portion of the lift… good luck, its frustrating but it will go away within a week of backing off[/quote]
I think I might just do that… Pity though since I was excited over going for a new PR in the bench press… But oh well, shit happens, life’s a bitch and then you die…