View Full Version : decided to take a pic of my arch

05-05-2007, 09:08 PM
i really never knew how much of an arch i use when benching after 2 years, until today...
135 form check
225, had to pause for 3 seconds due to technical difficulties and it sure sucked.

post yours if you have any!

Clifford Gillmore
05-05-2007, 09:59 PM
My arch is a little bigger, I think, and I also tuck my feet and get on my toes. Think about getting off your toes and driving with your heels to get a solid belly up. thats a good 2" ROM taken off with a good belly up!

05-06-2007, 01:42 AM
ill give that a try next time. thanks for the tip

05-06-2007, 02:02 AM
What's the purpose of having such a big arch?

Clifford Gillmore
05-06-2007, 04:46 AM
For a power lifter to limit the range of movement (ROM), so the distance the bar travels is limited. Having a solid arch form also helps in overall upper back tightness, which is essential in having a big bench.