Lower back hurts from benching

  1. Lower back hurts from benching


    So ever since I started working out I had lower back pain, I thought it was due to my bed which was really old and had no support.

    Well about 3 weeks ago I got a new bed and I stopped working out at the same time due to being real busy and I also got really sick. Well my back pain was gone.

    Well yesterday I started back up again and it was chest/tri's day. When I was going to sleep I noticed my lower back was hurting again, it's not like really painful, but when I arch forward it does bother me a bit. It's not like a sore type of pain either...Could my form be wrong? I do arch my back a bit when I bench, cus that's what I've been told to do..suggestions?


  2. It sounds like you just have a very weak core. Look into hypers, reverse hypers, woodchoppers, trunk rotations, and halos.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  3. thanks.. sucks =(
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  4. Wait, can you touch your toes?
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  5. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Wait, can you touch your toes?
    lol yep..why?

  6. I was making sure it wasn't from hamstring inflexibility.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  7. yea. do u suggest me stop benching altogether? I really don't want to..

  8. Quote Originally Posted by LeeRoi View Post
    yea. do u suggest me stop benching altogether? I really don't want to..
    Until you correct the lower back issue, yes. It's not worth it.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  9. TRY PUTTING YOUR FEET UP WHEN YOU BENCH SO YOU CANT PUSH OFF WITH YOUR LOWER BACK OR ARCH YOUR BACK WHILE BENCHING. CROSS YOUR FEET AND BRING EM AT 90 DEGREES OFF THE GROUND. THIS IS GOING TO TAKE YOUR LOWER BACK OUT OF IT WHEN YOU DO THE EXERCISE. GO DOWN WEIGHT THO. YOU WONT BE ABLE TO DO AS MUCH.
  

  
 

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