Dealing with a narrow bench
Hey guys, sorry to start a new thread if this has already been addressed but I had a search and couldn't see anything.
I recently had to move to a new gym and the benches there are more narrow than i'm used to. I feel as though I can't retract my scapula far enough and dig my traps into the bench. It feels like atleast half of my shoulder girdle is unsupported.
Does anyone have any tips on what to do in this situation? I'm used to getting my grip, , pulling back my scaupla and arching my back, digging my traps into the bench and then unracking and pressing off a stable support but i'm completely thrown off now. Very frustrating to watch your lifts drop off by quite a bit of weight due to such a silly thing.
Another possible thing which may be making me lose my tightness is the bench only has two rack heights, which are either too long making me lose my tightness or too short in which I have to exert energy getting the weight up off the rack before even doing one press. Which is the lesser of two evils in your opinion?