What is you finger placement while benching?

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  1. T-R-T

    T-R-T New Member

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    Just curious to see what others do. I usually put my index fingers over the rings.
     
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    usually pinky on the inside of the rings
     
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    Usually my index or middle finger on the inside of the ring but on max attempts I put ring finger.
     
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    index finger on ring
     
  5. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    Pinkie on ring
     
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    index about .5-1" outside of the rings... but I have long arms
     
  7. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    I bench with my third finger on the ring... but I'm starting to think I could do more with a slightly narrower grip (especially on incline)
     
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    pinky on rings for everything except flat bench. on flat bench i do index on rings
     
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    Middle finger on the ring
     
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    Index on rings. Anything more narrow than that and I feel like i'm doing tricep work.
     
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    rings sit between my ring and pinky
     
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    ring on ring!!
     
  13. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    I'm gonna go narrower and see if I can bench more tomorrow :x:
     
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    db crew represent
     
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    i thought it was the other way around..less distance travelled with wider grip
     
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    pinky on rings
     
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  18. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I only bench with index finger on the rings in a bench shirt, why the hell would you ever bench like that raw?

    Pinkies or closer for me.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    where should someone 6' put fingers? like pinky on rings?
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    I don't think so. I think with narrower grip I could recruit my tris better and keep my elbows in.
     
  21. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    The wider you go the shorter the distance.
     
  22. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    but more likely to injure yourself because it's impossible to keep elbows in right? unless you have some gear helping you keep the right position or something :dunno:
     
  23. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Unless yalls gyms have some gay ass non-standard olympic bars.
     
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    :werd:
     
  25. Sgt. Dignam

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    its different every time.
     
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