About 3 weeks ago I posted on here saying I hurt my back but at the time I wasn’t sure why. Thankfully the issue took only a few days to resolve and wasn’t too serious.
Last night I deadlifted and then went on to do close grip bench press. Two theories:
Doing these two movements on the same day is too much - I find that hard to accept as people do it all the time.
The arch in the bench press is hurting my back - more likely.
I am now getting shooting pains in my lower back, it feels very painful and stiff - same as last time. I was arched my back just a minute ago and immediately felt a sharp pain at the lower back so feel confident that it is the arch that is causing the problem.
I have looked online and also read here some conflicting views. Some saying an arch is not worth it, it is an injury risk, and others saying they disagree.
Has anyone else had back issues from arching?