I may have discovered a possible cure for the keeping the entire foot flat during the bench press rule that i hate so much. My ideal bench set up is with my feet tucked far under me with my heels off the ground driving through my toes. Ever since i started powerlifting, the rule for my fed and many others is that the entire foot must stay flat.
This kills my arch because im very inflexible. So i came up with an idea that has worked thus far. I got a pair of work boots that already have a little heel raise to them rather than a flat sole. I took it a step further by buying about 5 pairs of the 92 cent insoles at the wal-mart(i love that place) and cutting them to form to the heel of the boot and stacking them on top of each other.
I put the stacks in the heel of the boot so the boot stays flat on the ground, but in the boot its like im walking on my toes because my heels are elevated so much. I then put the boots on and took it to the bench and it works! I havent done it at a meet yet so im wondering can I get dq'ed for that? Its not in the rulebook so i may have an argument if questions arise. Let me know if im on to something or just retarded.