I have a hard time setting up for pressing movements. For instance a DB flat bench press. Once the load exceeds 110-120 I have a very hard time retracting my shoulder blades and getting a string sturdy base. Primarily the issue exists with DB movements but I’m curious on any tips or cues.
Also once I finally get set I feel fine but at times I can tell I’m not fully locked in and sturdy.
These were my notes I took from DB Flat press on cuing and technique:
– Arch for more pec recruitment (almost decline press)
– retract shoulder blades (row into the bottom)-mental cue for reseting every rep
-contract pecs and let the upper arm go where they go
– keep DB outside shoulder with so joint never stacked (lose all tention)
– keep it to active range of motion
(Not to deep)