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Does having long arms put you at a disadavantage when working out with the bench press?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Yes

Proper spacing of the weight accross the chest is important to avoid strain of the shoulders and elbows.
You can benefit with weight training for strenth and fitness. Consider a weight belt to suspport your low back and improve your postural awareness as you increase your loads and training. A free weight bar may be better for you than the standard press handles.

In brief: Yes

Proper spacing of the weight accross the chest is important to avoid strain of the shoulders and elbows.
You can benefit with weight training for strenth and fitness. Consider a weight belt to suspport your low back and improve your postural awareness as you increase your loads and training. A free weight bar may be better for you than the standard press handles.
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