I went to the gym today to max out on the bench press, and I got 275x1, which is 25lbs more than I've ever lifted in my life on bench. I might've been able to get two, but I didn't try since I was going to try and go higher in weight. Anyways, with 275 the lift felt fairly easy, especially once I got two or three inches from my chest. When I tried 300, I got it off my chest and couldn't get it much farther. I wasn't too disappointed; I'll just work that much harder to get to 300. Hell, I didn't even think I'd get 275 today. However, I'm really starting to feel as though my sticking point is at the bottom of my bench press. This is because I generally tend to power through the lock out portion at the top of the lift, but the lift is harder at the bottom. Do you guys have any advice on what I can work on to improve out of the bottom? I've started to work with bands to work on my speed. If I understand correctly, the bottom portion of the lift involves the lats and delts a lot, no? Any exercises you guys know of that I can do to bring up my weak areas? Thanks, guys!