db shoulder press

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  1. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    is it normal for the back to arch?

    is it bad that it arches? should I straighten it out?
     
  2. terse

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    try not to arch and try to maintain form.
     
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    i have a much better time standing up when i do them
     
  4. truth

    truth Don't just stand there, bust-a-move!

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    you should have a slight arch...if you are BLATANTLY arching because the weight is too heavy, lower the fucking weight

    same goes for standing barbell press...if it's too heavy for you and you are arching your back to get the weight up, this is not proper form
     
  5. dank

    dank fuck yeah

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    i dont see how arching would allow you to lift heavier weight. i say if you get them all the way down, and then get them all the way back up you're good.
     
  6. truth

    truth Don't just stand there, bust-a-move!

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    is your vision fucked?

    if you're sitting on a small bench chair..the one with the back support so you can do shoulder presses...and the weight is a bit too heavy for you, you naturally start arching your back a lot to get the weight up....

    you've never done this?

    obviously this isn't how you should be lifting, but it does happen when you are trying to bump up your weight
     
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    cause it shifts your body and you use more chest....
     
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    Pros & Cons of DB shoulder press using back support or not?
     
  9. truth

    truth Don't just stand there, bust-a-move!

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    if you're doing dumbbell you use back support, as you're sitting down
    and again, slight arch is fine, just make sure you aren't shifting the weight so you're pressing the weight with your chest

    obviously you don't use back support when you are doing standing barbell press, but you still want to maintain proper form and keep your back fairly straight
     
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    dank fuck yeah

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    i get a slight arch, but i'll fail and drop the weight on my legs before i arch enough that im using my chest...
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    interesting, I will check my form and try to keep it straight if that dosen't work I will lower weight

    :bigthumb:
     
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    bingo
     
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    good boy.
     
  14. Filmboy44

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    thats why you do BB to the back...no shifting, arching or anything, pure shoulder
     
  15. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    you mean behind the neck?
     
  16. SteveO

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    less stress on your lower back with back support
     
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    neck rather
     
  18. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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  19. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    oops thats what I meant
     
  20. Filmboy44

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    to the back of the head...
     
  21. SteveO

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    this style has been shown to cause impingement and place more stress on your rotator cuff than regular presses; is a minor amount of gains really worth it?
     
  22. Accordinly Done

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    I have found myself arching my back and corrected it.
     
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