Post-Workout Headaches: Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions
A strenuous workout can provide a sense of freedom and fitness. But the feeling of high is often followed by a rude awakening in the form of a headache. These complaints can occur in athletes as well as in people who are just beginning with strength training. Whether in bodybuilding or any other sport, post-workout headaches are a common problem. In this article, we will examine the symptoms, causes, and possible solutions for post-workout headaches.
Tension in the neck as a cause of headaches: symptoms, causes and solutions
Headaches can have many causes, but in many cases the pain comes from tight neck muscles. If you suffer from headaches, you may have noticed that the pain originates in your neck. You may even have tried massaging your neck yourself to ease the pain. Although this can provide short-term relief, lasting improvement is rare.
An effective solution is a professional massage or heat treatment to release tight neck muscles. But that only treats the symptom, not the cause. In this article, we will delve deeper into the causes of tight neck muscles and headaches and offer solutions to solve the problem in the long run
Perform training exercises correctly
How to avoid tension in training: A guide to the controlled execution of exercises
Incorrect execution of training exercises is a common cause of tight neck muscles. A popular exercise that can lead to tension is the lateral raise. But even exercises that at first glance have nothing to do with the neck, such as the butterfly, can cause cramped neck muscles if you use too much weight and lift your shoulders.
In order to avoid tension during training, it is important to carry out the exercises in a controlled manner and with an appropriate weight. Too high a load and uncontrolled swing in the exercises can also lead to injuries to ligaments and tendons. It is therefore important to do all exercises slowly and in a controlled manner. In this article we will explain exactly what you need to consider to avoid tension during training and how to ensure controlled execution of exercises.
Attention: If the weight and swing in the exercises are too high, ligaments and tendons can also be injured. So please always remember to do all exercises slowly and in a controlled manner.
The right posture
How to Avoid Post-Strength Training Headaches: A Guide to Tension Prevention
A tense neck after strength training can arise for many reasons, but it is not always due to incorrect execution of exercises. Another common cause of headaches in the regeneration phase is incorrect posture, which is often caused by sitting at the computer for a long time, office work or the typical “smartphone look”. Even if you hold the cell phone higher so that you don't look down, the permanent arm position can still strain your neck.
Another problem can be poor posture in general. Despite walking upright, it is rare to come across someone who adopts the correct posture in all situations. If you go into training with a heavy load, your neck can quickly "close up".
In order to avoid headaches after strength training, you should pay attention to an ergonomically designed workplace and, if necessary, consult a physiotherapist if you have a generally bad posture. In addition, you can prevent tension by warming up before training, stretching after training and ensuring that all exercises are carried out in a controlled manner. It's important to note that you should wait 90 minutes after your workout before stretching to avoid an increased risk of injury and to encourage muscle growth.
How To Avoid Neck Cramps: A Comprehensive Guide:
Massage and heat treatments can help with neck spasms, but they only treat the symptom, not the cause. To address the root cause, it's important to do strength exercises slowly and with control, using appropriate weights that match your current level of fitness.
Wrong posture during the day can lead to neck cramps. It is therefore important to ensure correct posture at work and to consult a physiotherapist if the posture is generally poor.
To prevent cramps, you should warm up and stretch slightly before training. However, it is important to note that muscles need rest after exercise. To avoid injury and to avoid disrupting muscle growth, wait at least 90 minutes after your workout before stretching.
In summary, it is important to do strength exercises in a controlled manner, maintain proper posture, and warm up and stretch to avoid neck spasms.