Hey all, obviously I have just registered here. I asked this question on another site and was advised I'd get some great advice here.

My training has been on and off recently as I've been hit with some frequent chest infections. I'm getting over this one now and my first bench shirt, a super katana arrived yesterday. I have been in a katana recently (though it was second hand and not custom fit like the new super katana I've got), so I'm not totally new to shirted benching, although I am by no means experienced. This will be kind of hard to explain.

Basically... I can touch in the shirt with a weight that's reasonably heavy for me. Problem is, I have to touch really low to do so, so low I know I will be failed in comp and it's also hit and miss at whether I can press the weight from that point.

Really what I want is to be touching higher where I get the most out of the shirt and also in the line that suits me. The problem is, in order to touch at this higher point I need more weight on the bar. At the moment I don't have the strength to handle this sort of weight. So....how should I approach my training in order to build up this strength, but at the same time not atrophy in the bottom portion of the lift?

I was thinking boards. Starting with a heavy-ish off a 2 inch then the next few heavier sets off a four.
Next workout would be the same weights, but with one more set off a 2 inch etc

Something like
#1
180kg x2 2inch
185kg x2 4 inch
190kg x2 4 inch
195kg x2 4 inch
200kg x2 4 inch

#2
180kg x2 2 inch
185kg x2 2 inch
190kg x2 4 inch
195kg x2 4 inch
200kg x2 4 inch

#3
180kg x2 2 inch
185kg x2 2 inch
190kg x2 2 inch
195kg x2 4 inch
200kg x2 4 inch

By keeping at least one set always off 2 inches I'm never really staying too far away from the bottom portion of the lift. This pattern would continue until all sets are off a 2 inch. Then it would be a matter of progressing the distance and weight and developing my strength to a point where I can handle a weight that allows me to touch where I want. I don't know what this weight will be, but I'm guessing around 190-200kg. Hopefully all of this makes at least a grain of sense? lol. I'm trying to keep things relatively basic as I only get to train twice a week. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!