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    pulling the bar down during descend when benching

    I'm wearing a super tight double katana with grid stitching and I have got tremendous support using it. I'm a 44 in single ply and this shirt is a 46. However, I have only gotten down to a 2-board after 6 training sessions in it. I have heard some folks literally pull the bar down when benching to touch and I wanted to see who here uses that technique? I really want to learn this technique but having only one spotter scares me if I end up dumping heavy weight down low. I don't have the luxury of 3 man spotting. I was thinking wearing a looser shirt and practice touching lighter weights. I am open for any suggestions.

    edit: I occasionally set up a reverse band bench using light bands with no weight on the bar and practice pulling the bar down using my lats as I have seen in one of Dizenzo's demonstration video.
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