Can anyone critique this form? This was the first time we took the board out of the equation. We have been breaking this shirt in for the last 6 weeks. He’s done 525 to a 3 board but as we remove board, the weight gets lighter and lighter. His raw bench is around 365, so I know something is wrong. Thank you!!
First, address the set-up. It’s really non-existent. Second, bend the bar and reach lower.
Cues need to be reinforced to the lifter during the lift: lower meaning toward the feet, higher meaning toward the face. Stay up – meaning keep your hips up and don’t succumb to the load and flatten out.
Next what program is he doing? 6 weeks straight in the shirt? that’s bad news for just about anyone. Check out 10/20/Life if you have not: https://shop.powerrackstrength.com/products/10-20-life-second-edition
Implement Will and I’s suggestions, and send over some video in a few weeks.