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    Bench press arch

    when you arch before doing bench press,does your lower back hurts?

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    I can feel some tension in my lower back; similar to military pressing. Try squeezing your core really tight when you press.
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    Doesnt hurt, but you can tell your working it! Maybe a bit sore too if your not used to it/ or arching very hard, but should NOT be a PAIN sesation.
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    Yeah, forgot to say, if it HURTS, you should probably stop and re-consider your form.
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    If you're hurting on your arch when just setting up for bench, you need to probably see a doc to find out what's wrong.
    Give chalk a chance.


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