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    Default Trap, neck issues?

    I reckon this is not just me but plenty of others and im looking for thoughts on how to rectify this problem im having.

    In the past, what ended my BB was the turn of my head just a little whilst in the military press lift, bam, trap from mid back right up to the neck on the right side blew. Couldnt turn my head for days, painful and annoying.

    Over the years, numerous times, and 3 weeks back into a split and all going well, it blew again, so with being busy and injured lifting went back into the closet.

    Now im back and i want to stay back as im getting older and slowing down, and ive got a heap of boys becoming men ive got to keep up with.

    But, ive opened this injury up at least 6 times since ive been back, and im worried that i cant keep doing this. It heals, but its annoying.

    I have stopped for weeks on the barbell for chest, as im finding better form and or minor to no engagement on this area to flare it up.
    Once, i was standing bicep curl and it blew out as the last set was too heavy, not for bi's but as it seems for the holding the dumbell by my side.

    Once im healed up im going to two different PT's over a time to get criticised and hopefully they can pull me up on form or whatever, cos its got to stop. Sometimes ill have a wild shoulder workout no issues, but then others it goes, so im after any thoughts i can get at the moment.

    thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Trap, neck issues?

    I'd see a physio mate. There could be more to it. Regular massage as well might help.
    I've just started training again after 6 months off with a shoulder injury and I'm being so careful and cautious. My trainer has built my program around the information my physio gives. I can't do anything overhead right now but my trainer just adapts to suit and it's being going well for the last couple of weeks.
    Find a trainer that knows their shit. Or else you could end up worse off.


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    Default Re: Trap, neck issues?

    cheers BT, ive been thinking of seeing a proper sports physio, apparently they are a lot more educated and experienced than a regular physio, or so ive been told.

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    Default Re: Trap, neck issues?

    I'd be looking for a physio who is into lifting. My physio is a power lifter and is sorting out my back, he understands all the lifts I do in the gym and gives me exercises to do in the gym to help my rehab.
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    Default Re: Trap, neck issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by chunky_bit View Post
    I'd be looking for a physio who is into lifting. My physio is a power lifter and is sorting out my back, he understands all the lifts I do in the gym and gives me exercises to do in the gym to help my rehab.
    yer thats a good point, i might be limited in that where i am without significant travel though.

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    Default Re: Trap, neck issues?

    Hands down find yourself a good physio. From the sound of it you're in a similar position to me, my left trap likes to spaz out with certain overhead movements.

    A lot of it has to do with tightness in certain areas and posture. Mine stems from a tight pec minor pulling my shoulder forward, causing me to engage other muscles (trap) to complete the lift.

    Definitely see a physio but in the interim, invest in some fisiocrem (think that's how you spell it) and a lacrosse ball or spikey physio ball. Put a focus on myofascial release and be religious with it. Google will show you a lot of good ways to release tension throughout your pec minor and anterior delt


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    Quote Originally Posted by hard at it View Post
    Hands down find yourself a good physio. From the sound of it you're in a similar position to me, my left trap likes to spaz out with certain overhead movements.

    A lot of it has to do with tightness in certain areas and posture. Mine stems from a tight pec minor pulling my shoulder forward, causing me to engage other muscles (trap) to complete the lift.

    Definitely see a physio but in the interim, invest in some fisiocrem (think that's how you spell it) and a lacrosse ball or spikey physio ball. Put a focus on myofascial release and be religious with it. Google will show you a lot of good ways to release tension throughout your pec minor and anterior delt


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    Yer nice HIA, ill have to go look up some of the terms there, but yes, it spazed out the other week with just light weight, it got tight, then tightened and got worse, but only hours after the lift, and i havent been able to train since, so first week off since ive been back at it, and it sucks!!! Today, its just feeling like im coming right again, but im in NZ for work next week so have to find a gym to train at there in between.

    The thing is, i havent stopped working, its just the weights, dropped 46 trees on the block in two days and going hard cleaning them up for firewood, so still able to work, just those proper movements with the weights. Hate it! Physio here i come.

    thanks for the reply appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridge View Post
    cheers BT, ive been thinking of seeing a proper sports physio, apparently they are a lot more educated and experienced than a regular physio, or so ive been told.
    Def always use a professional with SPORTS in front of the name, sports nutrition, sport physiological, etc normal professional don't have a clue when it comes to body builders/weight lifters.
    Restack ya fucking plates or this old man will kick your arse! Oh and Have a nice day arsehole

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    Ok after reading all the above, first stop! Stop lifting heavy above the head, (shoulder press etc) for at least 6 wks. Then start doing only DB and machine work above shoulder height and NO behind the head movements (some shoulder press machines are shit and force u to do behind the head, but just turn around on the seat and face the other way). Put ya ego away and lift light with more reps pump blood into the muscles instead of lifting heavy ass weights that you can't control, as I'm pretty sure this is your issue! Don't worry about anyone else in the gym, worry about your health! You can get big with moderate weights in the 15-20 rep range, no need to continue hurting ya self in below 15 rep range.
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    Restack ya fucking plates or this old man will kick your arse! Oh and Have a nice day arsehole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzin View Post
    Ok after reading all the above, first stop! Stop lifting heavy above the head, (shoulder press etc) for at least 6 wks. Then start doing only DB and machine work above shoulder height and NO behind the head movements (some shoulder press machines are shit and force u to do behind the head, but just turn around on the seat and face the other way). Put ya ego away and lift light with more reps pump blood into the muscles instead of lifting heavy ass weights that you can't control, as I'm pretty sure this is your issue! Don't worry about anyone else in the gym, worry about your health! You can get big with moderate weights in the 15-20 rep range, no need to continue hurting ya self in below 15 rep range.
    Thank you for this. i would try to avoid such mistakes in the future.

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