Thanks. Just tried a few reps in the basement and I think I have it figured out.
[quote]Mike Robertson wrote:
Yes, you should really focus on retracting/depressing the scapula throughout the movement. This is the best way to get a “base” from which to press from. Without it, not only are your shoulders at increased risk, but you can’t move nearly as much weight.
Yes, the PL style uses considerably more triceps.
I’m trying to change my bench press style to more of a PL style and am attempting to follow your advice from your previous benching article. I am struggling with the idea of scapular retraction. Once I am set on the bench and have my scapula retracted and depressed, do I hold that position or does the scapula open up as I press the weight? Does the PL style involve more triceps??