Not getting tight enough is one of the most common mistakes in the bench press. Getting tight will help you build a stable base for the lift which will help you lift more weight and reduce the risk of injury.
– begin your setup with your chest underneath the bar
– set your feet
– pull your upper body forward then push back on your traps
– pull your feet backwards to make sure your butt doesn’t leave the bench
Check out the video below to see how Coach Matty sets himself up for the bench press.