Benchpress friction burn

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    Nov 01, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
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    Does anyone else get these friction burns after doing bench? I've tried different tshirts and singlets but every time chest day comes around I get these bad burns.
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    Nov 01, 2009 10:04 PM GMT
    Maybe some Under-Armour will help you.

    You must be moving around a lot when lifting to do that. Maybe you should try to be still. LOL
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    Nov 01, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    I don't see how that's even possible, unless you're doing bench presses on a park bench. icon_lol.gif

    Try laying down a towel on the bench.
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    Nov 02, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    I get something similar, it's the width of my upper body, as the bar comes down and my shoulder blades start the retract towards each other it causes the end of the bench to dig in.

    But this only happens when I come down far enough to touch the weight to my chest, I stop just short of that now and it doesn't happen anymore.

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    Nov 02, 2009 2:23 AM GMT
    instead of doing them on a flat surface, try those inclined benches; it will help shift the weight
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    Nov 04, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    well thats just it -- I WAS doing them on an incline bench. Dumbell bench, not even flies. The burn I get from flies is even worse. I think the underarmour is a good suggestion, but I hate training in lycra.
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    Nov 04, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    I've had the same issue to a degree but not as bad as yours looks. I was also using an incline bench and doing alot of dumbell work, pretty decent weight too atleast for me. Not sure I know what the answer is, its not bothering me now, but maybe thats because I'm currently doing flat barbell/dumbell pressing. I think its the incline.