Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by crucialkc, Feb 11, 2008.
I actually try not to on either...at least not too much...though sometimes you can't help it.
why not? I thought you were supposed to? I'm not talking PL arches.. but just having a natural arch in your back.
i find that sometimes when i arch on incline bench it bothers my lower back. anyone else have that problem?
Arching is bad if you are not trying to go PL style. My PT said if anything you should do it with your feet on the bench with you, so you don't "cheat."
Oh and PT I mean physical therapist, not dumbfucking cunt with a ball...
if you put your feet on the bench, you're less stable and can't use any leg drive.
So what your saying is your physical therapist is a faggot?
I don't do it at all but then again I'm not PLing
Lol. That's the worst advice ever. Fire them stat
I don't really pay attention I'm too busy focusing on my chest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It depends on what you are trying to achieve. I was coming off a glenoid labrum reattachment and working on shoulder stability and strengthening of the joint, not winning who has the biggest dick contest at my gym. How often do I bench now? Oh yes, never.
I've won the biggest dick contest in my gym 3 years in a row.
Let me guess you attached one of those 3 lb dumbbells to your dick during dead lifts. Mine, it is too sensitive and can't handle the weight hanging. That's why I do cock push ups. Cock push ups>benchpress.
No its because I'm black
i avoid arching.
Plenty of OL bench, notably a good amount at the world level do it. Maybe it would help your little OH
Extreme arching isn't great for your back, as should be self evident. Moderate arching is fine. If anything an arch should help your shoulder since the rotation required to touch the chest/sternum area will be less, which is significantly less stress on the shoulder. While it is not unheard of to injure the low back while benching, it pales in comparison to the number of those who get shoulder injuries. Also remember that people use the term "arching" to mean either the bend in the low back (fine) or picking the ass up off the bench to force an arch. This is dangerous, as you can rather easily push past what you ought to.
I arch on incline, though rarely as hard as I do for flat bench.
I saw a dude doing 450 for incline the other day, his arch was so bad he looke like he was laying on a flatbench
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I think a little upper back arch is fine, especially if it is helping you move more weight.
really? If he's pushing up that much on an incline, wouldn't it be similar as being on a flatbench?
I don't really know alot about this subject, so I'm curious.
so it is okay to arch.. just not a ridiculous arch?
Did you even read the thread?