I have seen in my gym plenty of people unracking/racking the barbell like Jeremy Ethier in the following picture. He has the bar exactly above his eyes.
But when I bench press, I don't feel safe when I put the barbell back on the rack. The so high horizontal distance (blue in the previous picture) make it difficult to control the movement and I feel the bar may drop from my hands if it weren't for the rack. This occurs for me just with 35kg, which is quite low for my chest. But it is enough to make the final act of putting the barbell back on the rack difficult for me.
If you look at the stronglift guide, it says to have the barbell above the eyes, but it isn't. It is above the mouth/chin.
I've tried to bench press starting with the barbell above my mouth and this has given me 2-3 cm more that have allowed me to rack/unrack with more control. However, it may become more difficult if I increase my weigth. So, other than placing the barbell above mouth (tell me if you agree!), is there a way, a mind-muscle focus that can help me rack/unrack with more control? Which muscles perform the rack/unrack? Front Delts? Should I squeeze them?
Previous similar topic , but without focusing on which muscles should we involve and without saying exactly if having the barbell over the mouth/chin is good during the rack/unrack phase.