So I have been lifting on and off most of my life but just started powerlifting in January. Sense then I have added about 75Lb to my squat and 100Lb to my deadlift but my bench sucks great big balls. More specifically it sucks off my chest, my lockout is sold my floor press out of the pins about 6" off the chest it is in the 450-475 range. I know my lats and shoulders are a big part of the problem but I just wanted to get some other peoples advice on ways to improve coming off the chest.
Right now Im looking at doing 2, maybe 3 meets this year one July 10th and another on the 24th. The one on the 10th is an unsanctioned meet my gym is hosting the other is an APF meet in SC. So that leaves zero time for improvement between now and then but I have been working on getting the bar from my chest to over my face as fast as I can b/c thats where Im strongest. Im sure it sounds a little crazy but it has help a little.
And I know its going to take time, Thanks for any advice.