Close Grip Bench Press

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2005/07/27 04:42:18 (permalink)

Close Grip Bench Press

Just how far apart should your hands be ?

Shoulder width ?

If I go less they shoulder width the pressure is moved on to my wrists when I bring the bar down to my chest.....

I am just trying to improve my form..........

I am guessing about 25-30cm......

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    jack hammer
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    RE: Close Grip Bench Press 2005/07/27 06:19:12 (permalink)
    I go just inside shoulder width. Make sure you keep your arms at your sides.

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    RE: Close Grip Bench Press 2005/07/27 09:41:19 (permalink)
    I just go either side of the wee smooth bit of metal in the centre of the olympic bar....or is it a wee rough bit? cant rememeber, I only usually have about 6 inches between my hands, am I not doing it correctly.
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    RE: Close Grip Bench Press 2005/07/27 10:14:18 (permalink)
    Just go with wotever is comfortable. Too close and the strain goes to my wrists.
    I would guess mine are about 6 inches apart, maybe just inside shoulder width.
    Great exercise when done right

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