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What width of grip do you use for CGBP?

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2008/05/14 16:13:07 (permalink)

What width of grip do you use for CGBP?

Just interested to hear what width you use for CGBPing?

I use ~12" - 14" between my thumbs which is roughly shoulder width.

I see people in the gym using ridiculously close grips at times, some people even have their hands touching.

Also, do you find your stronger at CGBP than regular pressing? Im pretty sure i feel more comfortable with the above grip width. I noticed mobster uses a close(ish) grip for benching.

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    fun meter
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 16:31:04 (permalink)
    About 8" between my hands. Wider encourages me to use shoulders more, and a closer grip forces my elbows out as its not a comfortable ROM for me. Took a few weeks to find what worked best for me.
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 16:46:34 (permalink)
    Probably about 8" as well I think, put my hands on the grippy part of the bar as close to the smooth as possible (if you get me), but no my CGBP is not stronger than my regular BP, I don't do it regulary any more though.
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 18:24:25 (permalink)
    i do shoulder width.
    any closer and it hurts my hands.
    i never measured the distance.
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 18:26:28 (permalink)
    just so the inside of my hand (the thumb) is on the knurling of a 7ft bar
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 18:27:45 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: fun meter

    About 8" between my hands. Wider encourages me to use shoulders more, and a closer grip forces my elbows out as its not a comfortable ROM for me. Took a few weeks to find what worked best for me.


    your suppose to tuck your elbows into your sides not flare them out
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 22:01:34 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: scruffy


    ORIGINAL: fun meter

    About 8" between my hands. Wider encourages me to use shoulders more, and a closer grip forces my elbows out as its not a comfortable ROM for me. Took a few weeks to find what worked best for me.


    your suppose to tuck your elbows into your sides not flare them out



    Since i started tucking my elbows and putting my shoulder blades together it feels a lot much better.

    Scruffy - how do you find your CG decline press compares to your max flat bench?

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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 22:06:56 (permalink)
    2 thumb widths apart for me.

    bench dips are as good if not better for me.
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 22:08:28 (permalink)
    About shoulder width.... so pretty wide LOL

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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 22:29:50 (permalink)
    Just slightly less than shoulder width apart, about 12" between thumbs.
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/14 23:39:10 (permalink)
    Usually with pinkies JUST inside rings (basically butted up against them). I train for strength, and have heard from a fair few reputable sources that any further then a hand's-width away from your competition grip wont give you close to as much carryover
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/15 00:53:17 (permalink)
    probably about 6 inches between each hand, the closer i get me paws the more i feel my tri's
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/15 09:29:06 (permalink)
    About a fists width between

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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/15 10:51:26 (permalink)
    I used to do them about 6" apart but wrist pain soon out a stop to that.. Now just under shoulder width apart.

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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/15 13:51:22 (permalink)
    As far to the outside of the shiny surface without touching the knurling.
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/15 15:38:37 (permalink)
    Of course it all depends what type of oly bars you're using...

    The grip is generally shoulder width or a good inch or two closer but it depends upon the trainee, there no one strict for for any exercise.
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/15 17:24:10 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: scruffy


    ORIGINAL: fun meter

    About 8" between my hands. Wider encourages me to use shoulders more, and a closer grip forces my elbows out as its not a comfortable ROM for me. Took a few weeks to find what worked best for me.


    your suppose to tuck your elbows into your sides not flare them out



    Thats what I do.

    I meant it as in, if I go for a wider or closer grip, my form is not as good (i.e. flaring my elbows out and uncomfortable on my wrists). So the ~8" gap I have between my hands works best for me.
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/15 18:11:16 (permalink)
    About shoulder width for me also, any closer and it's quite hard on my wrists, plus the bar feels harder to control - more wobbly
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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/15 18:18:39 (permalink)
    Never thought about this but what some of you call close grip is what I just call bench press LOL
    I line my thumbs on the bar make them touch and that sets my grip width (about 6"), same for tricep push downs.

    Normal bench press my little finger is on or just inside the rings.
    But I would have just called that a normal grip normal bench press, the other grips outside the rings I would say is a wide grip normal bench press.


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    RE: What width of grip do you use for CGBP? 2008/05/15 18:31:51 (permalink)
    About 12-14 inches for me.Narrower hurts my wrists when the weight gets heavy.
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