Bench press grip...

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  1. ZeroSkillet

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    Would there be a difference gripping the bar just at shoulder width opposed to beyond shoulder width apart?
     
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    closer in - more triceps
     
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    ok....I know a closer grip would work out the "inner" to middle part of chest alittle more. But is it that significant? Should I alternate in grips:dunno:
     
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    ah...I see.

    So whats the ideal grip width to target the chest?
     
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    wrong
     
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    wide
     
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    I bench with my pointer finger on the ring ("competition grip") for training purposes, but it hits my chest pretty hard. A little narrower than that (between middle finger and ring finger on rings) hits it just as well from my experience
     
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    really? wow, I suck.:squint:

    ok i see what your saying. But it is also true that a wider grip puts more stress on your shoulders right? I have a funked up left shoulder.:hs:

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    This is the type of grip I use.
     
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    anything that recruits the pec more will increase the stress on the shoulder
     
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    keep your shoulder blades pinched together and stay tight. experiment with what kind of wider grip will work for you. wider grip = more chest so go as wide as you comfortably can. You'll feel more shoulder coming in, but your chest will be burning too. Its all about experimenting
     
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    yea Ive noticed.:hsd:
     
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    ah ok...thanks.

    So Ill just go as wide as my shoulder will comfortably allow me to.:bigthumb:

    Thanks big dog.
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Thanks...I found a wide grip that was good on my shoulders.:big grin:
     
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    i usually just put my pinkies on the break in the knurling
     
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    ever considered the idea of training that has been stressed?

    work hard, recover, do it again, grow


    so if you are going to change your grip why dont u drop weight slightly to worm on form and get your body going.

    its a machine damnit!!!
     
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    No Im doing the same weight....:bigthumb:
     
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    I bench with my index fingers on the rings...
     
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