I have a sticking point at the very bottom when I bench press. I've never failed in 10 years to complete a rep once I get it past the first 2.5" off my chest. Besides paused reps, what else could I do to get past it?
Also, a question on paused reps: Since I obviously have to use a sub-maximal weight on them, how exactly do they help get past a sticking point? i.e. if I can't get 270 off my chest, how is doing paused reps at 225 going to help?
Third question: When should things like negatives, and paused reps be done? Before regular working sets of flat/incline/decline bench, or after??