I have not trained barbell bench in more than a year. I would guess it's only a little bit better than my military. Any flat press (DB, BB) bothers my shoulder. For whatever reason, dips (3 plates attached) and military presses do not. It has gotten better, but I learned my lesson not to do forced reps on with shoulder machine presses. I'll drive to San Fran to see the Mobility WOD guy to fix this.
I'm shooting for a 445 raw squat and 550-575 deadlift.
@chaselmbrt Def a heavy album
@StormTheBeach Means a lot coming from someone who pulls 800+
@kpsnap Thank you. I attribute it to observing Mike Tuchscherer's videos. Do you compete?
@ghost16 Speed has always been an issue for me in the past. Thanks.
@beefcakemdphd This has been an issue with me in the past but it has gotten better. I recently got my Titan singlet. I usually pull with pants, so it'll be an interesting observation to make.
@ReignIB I have never noticed any problem when military pressing without a belt. My lower back takes no hits at all. Do you find that at a certain weight you prefer the belt while pressing?
everybody: Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.