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Neck. My neck. I look like Frankenstein's Monster.

For the second week in a row I felt a sudden blossoming nastiness in there while doing seated bench presses. I was much more careful this week, to make sure that I wasn't pressing my head back or anything like that, but it hurt just the same, prompting an early stop halfway through the set. Unlike last week, however, it got stiffer in the evening and was really stiff in the morning. When I want to look far to the side today I have to swivel my body, as if my head were bolted on. I hunted around online and found that this happens to other people, usually when they break form, hold their breath, or strain their head forward as they press. I may have been guilty of any or all of those. Needless to say, I won't be doing bench presses for several weeks, just in case, and when I do I'll start over, very carefully.


And Mom, if you're reading this, I'll talk to a professional if it's not better tomorrow. I just suspect it will heal before I could actually get in to see anyone. Blech.


This just reinforces my desire to avoid all such activities. Hope it feels better soon!

It does, thanks! But now I'm coming down with a cold :b

My poor, number one son. Just think, if I'd checked your blog as usual yesterday, I'd have had that many more hours to worry ;). Hope you feel better very soon.

P.S. Your lovely wife's mother can advise you better than I whether a heating pad or ice packs would be the best treatment.

P.P.S. Forgot to mention how much I like your depiction of that poor, hurting little songdog.

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