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MGooders84

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Bench press close or wide grip
« on: January 05, 2018, 01:20:00 PM »
Hi,

Would appreciate feedback on my form on bench. I have attached two links to both close or some would say middle grip and wider grip. I am told wider grip will improve my bench, however as videos demonstrate I feel stronger with closer grip bench. I have longer arms and legs in comparison to my torso if that makes a difference to my preferred technique.

My comp bench pb is 115k and in the gym 122.5. I seem to get stuck mid way up.

Thanks

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUGn9qThFp8/   close/ mid grip bench
https://www.instagram.com/p/BVRRPFNhwsP/   wider grip


morganbay

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Re: Bench press close or wide grip
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 07:55:42 PM »
I think your form looks really solid. I think you should stick with wide grip a little bit longer, cause in my case I was also a stronger closer grip presser, but I plateaued and making my grip just a finger length farther kept me progressing.  If not maybe find somewhere in between your cg and wg.

MGooders84

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Re: Bench press close or wide grip
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 05:37:18 PM »
Thanks for the feedback much appreciated. I flip between the two so will just keep trying wider grip and maintaining tension