I recently bought some home gym equipment to keep working out during the quarantine. The bench press I have only really has two options for lifting the bar off the rack:
- I can set it high but I have almost shrug my shoulder forward and lose all tightness in my upper back to on get out of the rack.
- I can set it low and the bar rests about where my elbows would be if I extended my arms. It’s a bit awkward to rack and rerack and I almost hit the rack during each movement.
I know neither are optimal and I will invest in a better one once I get a bit stronger, but for now, which height should I set the bar?