RE: bench press lagging behind
Sounds like your routine is the problem. Read my beginners sticky. Basically you can do the weakest of routines when you first start to lift but your gains will soon come crashing to a halt and you've wasted a lot of potential growth in the meantime. Read the sticky bro and it should get you on the right path. You'll find you are probably being let down by your shoulder and tricep strength as to why you are struggling with Bench..