This is my first post to the forum’s, but i have been an avid reader for a while now. I started a new thread because i am struggling to improve my bench press. I have done a lot of research and read a lot, looking to the tutorial videos by dave tate on elitefts, and those are very helpful, but i am doing a poor job of transferring that knowledge onto the bench.
My main issue is i cannot get any leg drive into my bench. Dave state’s to pull your feet under you and drive your heels down to create the band and drive your upper back into the bench. I have no confidence in that i do not feel more power from this position, and cannot hit as much weight from this position as i can from a traditional flat-footed bench set up.
I am confident in the squat and deadlift, because i can see my form, and correct mistakes because i can see where i am missing. I cannot see myself bench, so it is hard for me to know if my technique is correct based on feel alone.
I am hoping that someone can give me some ques or tips that i can drill so i can practice this technique. i understand the importance of the set up of the bench, but need to become confident in the technique.
To help, here are some of my stats: I am 6’00’’ and weigh around 235. I have hit 315 for a single recently, but that was with a traditional stance. I am a bit longer, built more like a wide receiver than a fullback. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as i look forward to continued improvement in the bench press.