I'm just starting a Westside template workout, and I understand that the recommended assistance exercises are primarily for geared lifters. However, I'm not planning on squishing myself into a bench shirt anytime soon, so I'm looking for some assistance exercises that can help me get off the chest. My last 1RM on the bench is 335, and my sticking point is about 3-4" off the chest. If I can get it past there, I can lock it out.
Any suggestions are definitely welcome. Thanks in advance!