As promised, here it is. The last of the big three.
I was supposed to lift 60kg (132lbs) today on linear progression, but I dropped it to 50kg (110lbs) because I no longer want to be a disgrace to the powerlifting gods, powerlifting community, and strength athletes. Previously, I hardly let the bar touch my chest after the first rep, letting the bar float 1 or 2, even 3 inches off my chest, and this has to stop. As weak as by bench is, off the chest is my weakest link. Long ass arms and previous shoulder injury (rotator cuff impingement), whatever it is, no more excuses for not letting the bar touch my chest. So suggestions for supplementary exercises to get me stronger of the chest would be appreciated as well.
Chris I’m sure will point out lack of tightness. And yeah, not tight at all. No leg drive as well. Really working hard on that. Trying to get into the most uncomfortable and tensed set up as much as I can. Obviously needs more practice. I start off with a bulldog grip but lose it after the second or even the first rep sometimes. Needs more focus to maintain it.
Bulldog will probably also mention gain more weight. Yes, trying to get up to 165. Just taking it slowly cause I’m gonna be skinny fat again if I overdo the carbs.
Sadly, despite the popularity of the bench press, I haven’t seen anyone in our gym whose form is worth emulating.