Hello all and thank you for reading my post. This is my first post on the forum. About me, I’m at the beginner level, I’ve been training for 6-8 weeks post covid, pre-covid, I was weight training 3 times a week for about 5 months until my gym completely closed in March. Much of my newbie strength gains I made pre-covid were lost, but after 6-8 weeks, I am back to where I was.
I wanted to post my bench first since I’ve been most focused on improving my form/technique and finding my grove.
Off the bat, I need to work on the following.
• Add a pause at the bottom, my tempo is very touch & go, this is something I didn’t realize until I filmed myself.
• My butt/hips lift off the bench, most prominent on my final rep to help cheat the weight up
• My legs/feet aren’t firmly planted to the ground, the squirm a bit throughout the set like they are unsure where to be and are searching for the most optimal position.
Video 1 Set 3 with 185 lbs * 4 Reps (RPE of 10), I failed on the 5th rep attempt on set 2.
Video 2 Set 2 with 185 lbs *4 (failed on 5th rep attempt). I thought it might be beneficial to show you a failed rep.
Image of my bar path, trying to develop the J curve.
Let me know if you have any questions, thank you in advanced.