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Diaphragm Injury



(Could) lifting too much weight;Benching weights cause a Diaphram Injury?


I am not aware of any reports of diaphragmatic injury associated with bench-pressing either anecdotally or in research reports. 


Good technique is essential when performing weight lifting activities. I would recommend if you are experiencing symptoms when lifting to seek out a strength and conditioning specialist to review your technique. Have a health care professional evaluate you if you are experiencing injury symptoms. Good Luck!

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Janine   Oman, MS, PT/ATC Janine Oman, MS, PT/ATC
Assistant Athletic Director
Instructor at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University