Do 2 and 3-board presses. (A board press is where you sit a board or boards on your chest and lower the bar to touch the board. Boards are usually 2 inches thick each and 4-6 inches wide. Thus with a 2-board press you are lowering the bar to 4 inches above your chest. With a 3-board it is 6 inches.)
The idea behind doing these is that you are starting the lift about where your sticking point is.[/quote]
HMMM ok board presses have a use for sure but I dont think they are right here he says his porb area “is the area from my chest and about 6inches off” So you are having with the 3 board press having him NOT hit his weak point and work the strong point.
I say do the second suggestion work so DB presses, also paused reps. Bring the bar down pause on the bottom 4 seconds or so to lose the stretch reflex and Press. this will build out of the hole strength.
Also work on explosion learning to explode be fast out of the whole to turn on every damn fiber you have.
Oh one other little thing of note boards now a days. They arent 2"x4" etc any longer havent been for years. They still call them that do to ease I guess but they are 1/4’ (think thats right been a while) short of what they say so a 2x4 is actually 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 or 2 x 6 is 1 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. This becomes a real pain when refurbishing an Old house that actually has 2x4 inch boards. Just a little note so a three board press is actually limiting the bottom 5 1/4 inches of ROM not 6
Hope that helps,