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Tight Lower Back While Benching


#1

I was bench pressing today and had my back slightly arched. As I did more reps, my lower back started feeling a lot tighter and was very uncomfortable. Do you have any advice on how to fix this?


#2

This is normal on your top sets, it should not be a big deal on your earlier sets.
You can try squeezing your butt together, maybe that eleviates some off the discomfort. If it's realy painfull seek medical help.


#3

OK yeah it only bothered me when it got really heavy.


#4

I had similar issues a while back, mainly because I would bench on Wed after squats & good mornings on Mon. Maintaining a really tight arch was quite painful so I just went a bit flatter & even threw a one board at times, alternatively I rotated my Mon session so I was fresher back wise on bench day!
Best advice don't aggravate it just to get a few good training sets in!