I'm not exactly sure how far to put my hands apart from each other on the barbell when benching. I'm looking to be able to push the most weight possible, and I know powerlifters usually go pretty wide. Can you go too wide though? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)
Originally Posted by fatrb38
Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185
Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045
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I go pinkeys on the rings, I used to do a couple inches away from the smooth part.
375/300/365 Goal by summer:415/315/415
pinkies on ring is good... I'm 5'7 and that seems to work pretty well for me.
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