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    Lower back pain decline bench press

    The pain is not even from the benchpress itself, it is just from laying on the bench at an angle. Of course I don't want to do any presses when already in discomfort. I do notice that I have an arch in my lower back while on the decline.

    Any advice?

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    Junior Member lean4's Avatar
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    Don't do decline, especially if it hurts your lower back. Decline bench is about as useful as a chocolate tea pot. Do dips instead but lean forward more as this will put focus on your chest over your triceps. for the record, A muscle can not be "shaped" by hitting it at different angles. You work a muscle it will grow but you can't manipulate the lower or upper parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lean4 View Post
    Don't do decline, especially if it hurts your lower back. Decline bench is about as useful as a chocolate tea pot. Do dips instead but lean forward more as this will put focus on your chest over your triceps. for the record, A muscle can not be "shaped" by hitting it at different angles. You work a muscle it will grow but you can't manipulate the lower or upper parts.

    agreed with Lean4 also you can do cable flying that work your lower chest.

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