I've been having trouble with my bench lately at approx 2board off the chest, thing is last time i did 2board presses i did 315 x2 paused and now i just missed 2 attempts at 300lb in a meet, I think i might be tucking my elbows too much maybe
First I would say just keep it simple, and remember the basics of the set up. Elbows in, shoulder blades tight with a good arch. Make sure you have a firm solid platform to push off of. Plant feet solid on the ground to give you a good foundation to push from. Keep tension all the way through. It does look like when the judge says press you actually drop the bar further down before pressing.. In some cases that can take you out of alignment, your groove, or whatever you want to call it.
Much like a bad lift off causes you to lose form. I don't know. That may be the way you bench, I have seen it done many times by some big lifters.. Anyway I wouldn't go drastic just yet. Go back to the basics, and focus on those for a few training sessions. Find your bar path/groove again.. Hope it helps, keep training man..
Um... close grip bp, medium grip bp, wide grip bp, super wide grip bp, chains, bands (against and reverse), foam pad (like a yoga block), various blocks, paused, unpaused, floor press and any combination.
That's 9 without even going into the zillions of combos that can be made and all 5 boards. Over 2 months worth if you change your ME exercise every week!
I've done this a few times, and I think it's a GREAT idea, especially for pressing. I'm usually a little gassed after my ME lower and dont much feel like doing another tough barbell exercise. I'm sometimes willing to experiment with a new pull after squatting or something, though.