I've been having some issues with my bench recently. The main one is that when I try to tuck my elbows, they end up going forward, putting my arms in an extension-esque position.
Does anyone know of any cues to remedy this?
I'm a raw bencher, and I never go for a huge tuck - pretty moderate. I tried touching a little higher today, but the problem persisted.
My other issue is that I can't seem to lock out my elbows at the same time. My left always lags behind, even on light warm-up sets.
The only way I can get them close together is by only focusing on pressing with my left arm. It sounds pretty strange, and...is. I have a meet coming up in February, and I'm nervous about not being able to get a bench in at all.
My left elbow has hurt for the past two to four weeks (who keeps track of these things?), but it doesn't feel like anything worse than tendinosis/tendinitis.
Thanks in advance for your replies.