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Doctor insights on: What Was Arnold Schwarzenegger Max In Bench Pressing

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How to make bench pressing easier?

Consider: having a personal trainer - assess your lifting technique and provide instructive feedback. ...Read more

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Could bench pressing someone damage their back?

Could bench pressing someone damage their back?

Yes : The excess overload can cause injury and damage to the back muscles, ligaments, tendons and discs. Proper training, lifting technique, position, stance and posture as well as knowing one's limits may help avert some of the risks. ...Read more

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Does bench pressing stunt your growth?

Does bench pressing stunt your growth?

No: It just doesn't. This type of exercise has no correlation to your endocrine system which controls growth and development. Do it right and with the right training for your age, weight and general conditioning. ...Read more

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Is bench pressing safe/okay for a person with degenerative discs?

Is bench pressing safe/okay for a person with degenerative discs?

Usually: If the degeneration is not severe, and if the workout can be done without causing back pain or neurologic symptoms, then a workout that strengthens the core can actually help delay deterioration and support the back/spine. ...Read more

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Which exercises could reduce shoulder pain during bench pressing?

Which exercises could reduce shoulder pain during bench pressing?

Shoulder pain: While weightlifting could be from the acromioclavicular joint, the rotator cuff, the glenohumeral joint or a combination of all three. First proper mechanics are needed. Second one must make certain that there not any underlying issues. Finally often reducing the weight helps. And spending some time strengthening the smaller muscles of the shoulder girdle such as building up rotators and the biceps and triceps and the trapezius. ...Read more

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If I do bench pressing will that improve my ability to do push ups?

If I do bench pressing will that improve my ability to do push ups?

Yes: In a short answer yes. However, proper positioning and hand adjustments are important. Bench press will strenghten several muscle groups and will make push ups easier after a certain threshold is met. Good luck ...Read more

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Question about bench pressing. Is it harmful to you rotator cuffs?

Question about bench pressing.  Is it harmful to you rotator cuffs?

Could be..: As in prior answer on this topic, any exercise done improperly or to excess, when one is just starting a particular exercise and those muscles, tendons are unconditioned, injuries very common. Would get guidance of exercise physiologist, or trainer before starting, and always start low and go slow (like giving medication to the elderly). ...Read more

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Shoulder pain after loud pop bench pressing. Could I have injured it?

Shoulder pain after loud pop bench pressing. Could I have injured it?

Complex Joint: Yes. The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder are acute. And while you can certainly start w/ rest, ice, & nsaids (if not a problem for you), i also suggest you see an ortho for a specific treatment plan http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/shoulder. ...Read more