• Courtney Ustrzycki

Bench Press Arch: it's Not Cheating

I intended to write a full article about this, but I couldn’t have said it any better than my strong lady friend, Christina Myers, in her guest article from Girls Who Powerlift.


The powerlifting arch is safe for lifters who use it properly and understand the risk to benefit ratio. It is not something that the general fitness lifter necessarily needs to learn ... the arched bench press is a tool that some lifters may employ to help them achieve success in their sport of choice, and there is nothing wrong with that. So, the next time you see a chick turning her spine into a rainbow ... take a second to think about the fact that she’s probably a more informed and advanced lifter than you.”


Read the full article: https://www.girlswhopowerlift.com/blogs/blog/arching-in-the-bench-press


Follow Christina on Instagram: @lift_heavy_princess

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