What is up everybody!
This is literally my first post on AM ever and, unfortunately, it's going to be an annoying one.
A few stats about myself:
Lifting experience: 3 years (1.5 years "serious" lifting)
So, simply put, my bench press sucks, and it's driving me up a ****ing wall. I've been making progress in nearly every other facet of training besides the bench press, even including other chest exercises. It's always been a problem for me, and I've been trying to figure out every way to improve it. I've modified my form time and time again. I'm squeezing my upper back, slight back arch, elbows tucked, legs firmly on the floor with heels to the ground, squeezing the **** out of the bar, then slowly bringing the bar to my lower chest and exploding up. i'm beginning to think it's just psychological. My max was 225 when i weighed 170 a year ago. I gained about 20 pounds since and now it's 230. What. The. ****? As you all know, the bench press is the holy grail of all lifts; meaning nobody cares about how big you look, just what you can bench. I just feel incomplete as a weightlifter to have such a ****ty bench press. What do you guys think?