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drexyl
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Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
I’ve been doing Greyskull for a few weeks and I was doing an AMRAP set of squats on Monday and on the last rep I got a splitting headache at the lower back half of my skull - it lasted about five minutes and went away. Never had this happen before so I chalked it up as a one off. It happened again this morning doing my AMRAP set of overhead press. I finished the workout but using low weights for my other exercises.

Anyone else have this happen and have a suggested treatment? I’ll probably take the rest of the week off.
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OysterPoBoy
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
Sounds like exertion already headaches.

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Exertional headaches are a group of headache syndromes, which are associated with some physical activity. These headaches typically become severe very quickly after a strenuous activity such as weight lifting or sexual intercourse.


So that sounds fun.

I don’t know anything about treatment though.


Fe_Mike
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
I got these for a while. Pretty debilitating. Rapid onset, sharp, severe pain localized to a small area.

For me, it ended up being associated with a particular pre-workout I was using. Stopped using that brand and it went away.


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lsu777
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
its an excertion head ache. trying laying off stimulants before lifting and see if that helps. If not, leave a rep or two in reserve.


TigerHuck
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
I don’t know your age or medical history but don’t rule out high blood pressure and the consequences of that


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zatetic
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
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drexyl


Vaccine causes microclots for some. Idk if that would have anything to do with this, but if you got vaccinated they said to wait for 6 months before real exercise. If you were vaccinated just be aware.


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FieldEngineer
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
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if you got vaccinated they said to wait for 6 months before real exercise


First I've heard of that. Is this really a thing?


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OysterPoBoy
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
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if you got vaccinated they said to wait for 6 months before real exercise. If you were vaccinated just be aware.


If that's true the lady that gave me mine had no idea. I asked her if I was ok to do my run that afternoon and she said go for it.


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420centraltime
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
Sounds like bull shite. If this was happening someone somewhere would’ve reported it by now.


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Dixie Normus
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
Like others have said, exertion headache. I get them for a week or so after I go on a 5+ hour flight. Best treatment is drinking shitloads of water in my experience.


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drexyl
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
Thanks - I don’t take a pre-workout supplement. Think I’ll take a week off and drink lots of water.


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omarlittle
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
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activity such as weight lifting or sexual intercourse.


Got them from both sources about twenty years apart. The phenomenon in both cases lasted about a week. Lifting in late teens; headache lasted a few minutes each time. Hibbity-dibbity 20 yrs later - I remember being much more intense/severe. Could be that I was 20 yrs older. Also happened shortly after an extended bachelor party in NO that included me not treating my body very well; at all. Could’ve been lingering effects from that.


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DeafJam73
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re: Headache when doing max weight/AMRAP
Probably wouldn’t hurt to see your physician and check your vitals. Make sure your blood pressure and heart checks out.


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