This weekend, I hit a significant PR- first time I’d benched bodyweight since I was 14. 270 pounds at high twenties % bodyfat, so I was rather pleased. Anyway, I then tried 275, and stalled in the middle of the lift.
This has traditionally been my sticking point. The bar comes off my chest fine, albeit slowly, and lockout has never been an issue. Its just the six inches right in the middle of the life that kills me.
My question is; in you humble opinions, would working on bar speed off my chest to blast through that point be more beneficial, or should I concentrate on board presses to smooth out the bar speed throught the middle of the lift? Thanks!