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Scapulae Pulled Back During Bench


Today I took my bench down a few pounds and started a 3x5 for it. What I'm also focusing on is pulling my shoulder blades together. Once I do this it makes the rom much shorter, is that what is supposed to happen when you do that?
Also I bench with my upper back and ass firmly pressed into the bench and trying to drive my feet through the floor.


Yes this is a proper bench press setup. Unless your crazy flexible and overdoing your arch you are fine.


no, there is no more arch than normal. Also, I feel almost kind of unstable in this positio. I think its just because I have not used it much, once i get more used to it will I feel more stable?