Back Cramping on The Bench Press
💥 Back Cramps?💥
Getting into a proper bench setup position is not comfortable. When you’re trying to maximize your position and perform at your best it’s almost inevitable that you’ll run into back cramps. If you’re finding that your back cramping is becoming a chronic issue you may need to change up your warmup.
The figure 4 stretch is a great way to stretch out your lower back and hip. In this position you want to lean forward toward your outstretched leg. From there you can take your opposite arm to your outstretched foot to intensify the stretch.
The hip flexor is also a great area to target if your getting back cramps. If your hip flexor is tight it can lead to a poor pelvic position resulting in back pain. A lunge is a great way to stretch out tight hip flexors.
Where most get a lunge wrong is in their pelvic position. You want to tuck your pelvis underneath you by gently squeezing your glutes. From there you can effectively target the hip flexor and gently rock forward. Adding these to your warmup routine is a great place to start to tackle back cramping on the bench press.
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