I suck ASS at rack lockouts. I don’t know if i messed up my warm up on the day that I went for a 1rm, but my rack lockout is only 10 pounds heavier than my full bench max. My bench is done touch and go with no bouncing, so it really is a legitimate lack of strength, not me cheating.
I was wondering if thats normal for someone who lifts raw, to be able to lock out basically whatever they get off their chest. I know that west side has a TON of lockout work due to bands/chains/board presses and what not because they get that little bit from their suit, and don’t need to worry so much about the initial push?
Should I focus on lockout strength even though I don’t plan on lifting with equipment any time in the near future? Do you think that my lockout is hindering my RAW bench and I should focus on that, or is it really a nonfactor and the only reason so much lockout work seems to be done is due to equipment they use.