Yeah Steve it's not ideal but at the same time men did it for decades without a problem. I actually got that from reading Arthur Saxon's "The Development of Physical Power" so its got to be good for something if you have nothing else to work with.
I also noticed you have that great huge powerlifting back arch in your press. I try and do the same thing difference is I don't have a chest to go with it. I've even done bridge presses like this. Thing is I always bridge onto my shoulders because bridging onto your head when your are in the street or in a back alley is asking for trouble. Particularly if you are wearing military kit, like a rifle sling, just asking to get choked with your own equipment, plus you take your eyes off your opponent. SORRY TANGENT!
I honestly think that powerlifters have much to teach the rest of us about lifting whether they use bench shirts or not.
It's like the argument of straps, I think lifting with and without straps both have merrit. All of the people including John Brookfield who maintain the stongest hands in the world all lift with straps at one point or another for one reason or another. I use them when I know my body can go farther than my hands. And guess what my hands have gotten stronger. sorry ranting again...
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