Doing close-grip bench press, I can complete 3 sets of 8 reps with 155 lbs pretty easily at the end of a shoulders-arms workout where I'll do skull crushers beforehand.
On my bench press (which I always do first in a workout), I can barely complete 3 sets of 8 reps with 185 lbs.
Is a 30 lb difference between these related exercises reasonable or should my bench press be higher? Imo my bench press should be higher - just feels like it. I'm also having a lot of difficulties raising my bench - going to try heavier but fewer reps (maybe 4-6 instead of 6-8).