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    The easy answer is hydration, but you indicated you aren't getting this problem during your striking arts.

    Is your grappling training THAT much more sweat intensive then your striking arts?

    If they are....yeah, hydration.

    If they aren't.....what is you training, exercize and strengthening regime for building your neck muscles? It sounds as if perhaps your neck isn't strong enough to take the abuse your are giving it?

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    I get the same problem sometimes too. But its only usually when i roll for a long time after class. After im done and i stand up im like "oh shiii.." haha

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    I'm telling you guys- what you are describing is hypertension, and it is a diet issue.
    "This is why we are here. Because the Martial Arts for too long have been cloaked in an unnecessary level of secrecy bordering on mysticism, and its in these shadows that the cockroaches love to hide. -Phrost"

    Quote Originally Posted by Squerlli
    And of course, our resident hard man, underground fighter, kitten rescuer, loving father (I'm serious), and over all very sexy furry ************... Budo monkeh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BudoMonkey
    I'm telling you guys- what you are describing is hypertension, and it is a diet issue.
    Hypertension wouldn't be a diet issue alone, it is one that would need be diagnosed by a physician and controlled with medication. You can have a great diet and exercize regime but be genetically predisposed to this condition.

    Also bear in mind hypertension, or high-blood pressure, would case OP to get headaches even when not exerting himself, would get them from stress or focusing on something for extended periods of time.

    If he isn't getting headaches when striking, we cannot determine it is hypertension, nor should we. If he is getting flat-out headaches everyday......get thee to a doctor!

    My assumption was:

    rolling = headaches
    striking = no headaches

    I figure it isn't dehydration as both are strenuous but more associated with what is unique to the rolling but not to the striking:

    supporting OP's weight and the weight of someone else on his neck and shoulders.

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    It could be potassium. When I first moved out to school and started training again my diet was pretty poor (read: ramen noodles) and then I started getting cramps and headaches at Judo. My head would throb, I'd feel dizzy and after a heavy rolling session a simple thing as bending down could have me on my side in pain from a charlie horse/let cramp. My Judo sensei kind of did the "old and wise 'Ah-huh'" and told me to eat two bananas before class. It worked.

    So instead of just dehydration it could be compounded with just poor eating habits.

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    Involving hydration - I live in NE FLA and it gets hot as hell here, and at various times I need more than just water (running marathons, training jits with no A/C). Many studies have proven that sports drinks don't contain nearly enough electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) to effectively rehydrate you, because they are concerned more with taste - which brings me to another issue - sugar. I don't want the extra calories, and I avoid high fructose corn syrup like the plague. Sports drinks have more sugar than I need or want.

    So a while back an ultra marathoning friend of mine turned me on to Nuun tablets, that work like alka seltzer, and they have no added junk, you just plop them in your water bottle. here's the site, if any of yous are interested...

    http://www.nuun.com/

    They've made a big difference in my training. Oh and for the OP, analyze the situation, is your grappling in a gi and do you find you sweat more than when you are striking? If there isn't a difference in the training, you should see your doc and/or tap earlier.

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    Bananas. Eat the damn bananas, see what happens.
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    I have the same problem s OP and for me it is hydration (Too much caffeine during the day). If I drink propel water afterward no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BudoMonkey
    Bananas. Eat the damn bananas, see what happens.
    that works for you.

    you are a monkey.

    that is your answer for everything: more bananas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BudoMonkey
    The problem very likely lies in diet, not in technique. Water is a must like these guys said, but it could be something else.

    Sodium? I've heard guys on here complain of hypertension and headaches with BJJ due to a possible lack of sodium.

    What is your diet like in general? Do you eat healthy and do you take supplements of any kind?
    I eat a lot of fresh fruit, fresh salads, potatoes, pasta, etc. I don't eat chocolate or drink carbonated drinks (sodas). Sometimes I do eat junk food like kebabs and chips (no more than once a fortnight). I drink maybe a couple of beers on a night.

    I never take supplements except for a little bit of protein after training.

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