Jul 09, 2009 1:14 PM GMT
On days when I hit the weights for my upper body, especially when I work my back, and then have to sit at a desk all day, I almost always end up with a really nasty neck and headache. It feels like the muscles across the top of my back and up into my neck are just too tight, and that causes the pain. Ibuprofen fixes it . .. but I'd rather not be munching on those every couple days.
I stretch before and after my work out, try and maintain good office posture and move around every hour or so.. but I'll still get sore. It can make me a little hesitant to go quite as hard at the gym on days I work, and I really don't want to be going easy.
So any tips? Do I need to be investing in regular massage.. or is there a particular kinda stretch or something for the upper back/neck that is really good.. or might it be my form, or...?