When doing big compound exercises, such as deadlifts, squats, military presses, barbell shrugs, how much of a lumbar curve should you have? I've noticed recently if I have too much of a lower back arch whilst lifting on these heavy movements it feels slightly strange afterwards.
Out of these two images, which curve is optimal for lifting in general? A slightly straighter arched back or a significant lumbar curve?
Yes, whilst squatting down to do a deadlift, for example, it'd be impossible to maintain lumbar 2, but what about exercises like barbell shrugs?
11-07-2012, 11:42 PM #1
How much of a lower back curve should one have whilst lifting?Current location: Myron Bay, Fuarkistan.
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11-08-2012, 12:00 AM #3
The second pic is ideal. you always want to maintain a tight arch in your back. On the bench press specifically the bigger the arch the better in my opinion.Bench 315lbx3 Goal: 405x5
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