So about a year and half ago I was doing some heavy shrugs (270lbs) I pulled a muscle in my neck/trap right at the base of the neck. I'm sure we've all done this, where it hurts to turn your head a certian direction...
Well I've had two more incidents of this, not doing heavy work and have come to question a few things.
The last time it happened i was doing arnold presses with good from (from what i could see in the mirror) and doing shoulder presses on a smith machine.
I keep my back very straight, though i have seen many arch their back quite a bit. Whats the correct form? Any idea why i might be injurying this muscle so often? I did shoulders last week and had a good workout, but afterwards (still today) i can feel a slight muscle strain in my neck. Its really a downer cause i LOVE doings shoulders and back.
Anyone got any thoughts?