Originally Posted by LtL
What do you mean separation ILL?
Keeping your shoulders and upper back tight can be achieved by gripping the bar tight and trying to bend it. That will activate your lat's and keep you tight.
Hey al, What I mean by separation is keeping space/distance between your chin/head and your shoulders/traps while benching. I'm having to literally stretch my neck out like a turtle to create space, it feels awkward and uncomfortable.