Thank you guys for all the advice as well as the civility of your replies. Not a single occurance of the word faggot… maybe I just watched too many lifting videos on youtube
Bench press - the wider grip feels a bit stronger to me but I am still experimenting with different grips. I am taking a deep breath as the bar goes down then hold my breath and exhale when I am just about to lock out. Any suggestions?
Also I see a bit of a move in my hips. I didn’t even know about it until I filmed my bench. Does that indicate some weak muscles or is it just a matter of improving my set up?
Military press - again I am not sure why I grip the bar wide. But I will narrow the grip some and lock out my knees. Honestly I thought that the term military press is just a blanket term for a variety of overhead presses…
Anyway I can see that by using a leg drive I indeed was doing more of a dynamic push presses. Although at the end it was neither a military press because I was using a leg drive nor push press because I actually try to keep the leg drive to a minimum. Will work on that.
Squat - this one is a huge eye opener for me. Until I filmed my squat I thought my form was good and depth was deep. I sure went as low as I could go. I have to do some serious work on the form and even more on my mobility. I had a hard time with my shoulders and wrists when using low bar but after several weeks of mobility exercises I could put the bar low - no problem.
But I clearly have some serious mobility issues with my hips and ankles and strenght issues with my glutes and hamstrigs. I tried to do front squat the other day and found out I can only do 1/4 squats before dropping the (empty) bar. However when I put small plates under my heels it totally helped. I was able to go much deeper and kept my back straight.
Also tried to do glut raises (modified ones as there is no machine for that in my gym) and it was an epic fail when I managed to do one half ass rep and my hams were totally cramped out. I even had a pain in them the next day as if I worked them out. WishI worked on these issues sooner…
Deadlift - sumo just seems natural to me. I tried conventional too but sumo wins hands down.
I will try it with shoes on and also hope that once my mobility improves and hams get stronger I will be able to keep my back in a better position and engage the hip area more too.