I'm the opposite way. If I have to bench flat footed I feel confused. I didn't know Westside advocated that way though.[/QUOTE]
I wouldn't say advocated but I see Dave Tate employs the feet way behind him and toes dug into the ground position. I feel more comfortable with flat feet dug fully into the ground. My bench has been more or less the same for 12 months now in weight terms. I'm sure my form needs work but I do generally do the right things. Tate suggests that 1000+ reps is needed to perfect form, I think he is right.
Thing is, I do feel my bench reps are 'better' now than last year with the same weight if that makes sense. Considering my DL and squat were almost the same at my bench 12 months ago, I would say those 2 lifts are still my main concern. I may not put 20lbs on my bench in the next 12 months but if I put 70-80lbs on the other 2, I won't whine