are you arching on bench? I found that if i can go with less extreme arches except on maybe the last couple sets it makes my back alot more happy Also on DB benching i just keep a tight back but no arch and its been working wonders.
Theres another lifter on here BigBen i think, he benches feet up for all of his sets except meets and test weeks i think due to back issues, hes still quite a strong presser.
how are things feeling in general man?[/quote]
I never really had a big arch but right now I can’t arch at all. I really have to keep my lower back against the bench or else I’ll be fucked for a few days. I can’t do DB bench yet. The heaviest dumbbells I can pick up and maneuver are probably 40 lbs ( I used to do 110-115) and it still feels a bit awkward on the back.
Having the feet up helps too. I do that on the days my back really bugs me. Feels so weird haha.
Overall I’m feeling a little better, thanks. Recovery is slow and I still can’t really bend without pain but I can finally do some of the normal stuff I used to take for granted (like putting socks on without doing some crazy yoga stretch).