- 04-05-2009, 12:55 PM
I have recently been doing a 20 rep squat routine (breathing squats) and the other day i experienced an exertion headache, it was excruciating. Now whenever i do anything to raise my heartrate, my head starts pounding. After doing some research, i have discovered that these can have many causes. Anybody here experience these?
- 04-05-2009, 11:10 PM
This has happened to me before, and I found out that I was not drinking enough water or getting enough vitamins. Once I started eating tons of veggies every day and drinking a gallon of water, they went away.
04-05-2009, 11:16 PM
Wow, this recently starting happening to me every time I would try to do HIIT!! I had no idea what it was from, also, it started happening when I started taking ECA, once I stoped, problem solved.
04-05-2009, 11:51 PM
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04-06-2009, 08:03 PM
I get them occasionally time to time from high rep/drop set schemes that i'll do with squats or deadlifts as well as dizziness. Nothing ever lasting after recovering from the set though....
04-06-2009, 10:07 PM
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04-06-2009, 11:28 PM
I have been getting them since last monday. I struggled on a bench rep and pain shot up my neck and I got a severe headache. Anytime I try to lift or have sex, I feel like I'm going to die. They arn't fun, and if you don't know what's going on it can be scary. I do believe they can be caused from straining your neck or having a stiff neck. There are other causes too, but that is what I believe mine to be from.
04-06-2009, 11:47 PM
04-07-2009, 05:17 AM
04-07-2009, 05:22 AM
I get them now and again and normally caused by really exerting myself during bench press. They get so bad that I have to stop doing any exercise with weights for about a week. Luckily I only seem to get them once or twice a year but that is bad enough.
From research it looks to be caused by the fact that I am unconsciously holding my breath and this is causing a build up of pressure in my head. Do a search on Google for 'valsalva maneuvre' as there are some breathing techniques that you can try to see if it helps.
04-07-2009, 07:59 AM
04-07-2009, 09:06 AM
I started getting them a few years ago. First time was when doing leg presses. I went straight home and took advil and tried to rest. It finally went awy and I feel asleep. the next time I went to the gym pain came back when warming up for my bench. This continued for over a month. About 50% of my workouts were cut short form the headaches and each time I had sex the pain came back. It was from the back of my neck into the back of my head. I finally went to the doctor, I waited so long because I didn't have insurance. He ordered a cat scan, nothing was found. Eventually the headaches just went away, but I was miserable for about 1.5 months. The pain has came back on 3 separate occassions, each time when doing leg presses. I'm still scared they'll come back each time I do presses. When I do the presses now I make sure to keep my head back against the bench through the lift. So far this has worked.
You might want to try excederine migraine. It was the only thing that helped me once the pain started.
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