Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Leb_CRX, Mar 7, 2005.
is it normal for the back to arch?
is it bad that it arches? should I straighten it out?
try not to arch and try to maintain form.
i have a much better time standing up when i do them
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
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.
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
cause it shifts your body and you use more chest....
Pros & Cons of DB shoulder press using back support or not?
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
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...
interesting, I will check my form and try to keep it straight if that dosen't work I will lower weight
thats why you do BB to the back...no shifting, arching or anything, pure shoulder
you mean behind the neck?
less stress on your lower back with back support
oops thats what I meant
to the back of the head...
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?
I have found myself arching my back and corrected it.