How far apart shoulds hands be on a close grip bench press?

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  1. NickStam

    NickStam Buy Low, Sell High

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    I put mine about 4".
     
  2. Shoulder width is where you get the maximal press (length of motion) with the triceps with minimal stress on the wrists.
     
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    I think it is more/less a matter of what you're comfortable with.

    I'd say mine are maybe 8" apart. If I get much narrower than that it kills my wrists.
     
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    shoulder width is good for me.
     
  5. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    smoother part of the bar right next to the grippy part
     
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    too much technical jargon :mamoru:
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i hold the smooth part in the middle :fawk:
     
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