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I OFTEN GET A NASTY HEADACHE WHEN I LIFT. HOW COME?

Philip, Miami, FL

Could be an exertion headache—a throbbing around your temples. Before your workout, drink three or four glasses of water; dehydration won’t help.your head—it may help constrict blood vessels on the scalp, easing pressure. Now a bandlike pain extending from back to front could be a tension headache: Avoid moves that stress your lower neck (barbell squat), lighten the load, or do fewer reps.

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