When ever I bench pressed in the past, I have always kept feet really far back to lift more. I have been doing this since I started training for bench press competitions.
Last week I had my first training partner who's also a powerlifter(I worked out in my basement previous to that) and he said that in a competition a lifter has to keep his heels on the ground. is this true? If so, should I do this while training as well? Does it depend on the federation? I have seen a lot of bench press records on youtube and the really big lifts seem to be accomplished by keeping your feet way back and creating an arch. My bench at the moment is 135 kilos (around 300 pounds I guess). It would make me sad if I had to go back to 250 to train with another technique^^lol