i want to increase my bench press & am having trouble with my technique, from what i have read its good to have a wide grip & also to tuck your elbows in.
as its very hard to do both would it be better i have a narrower grip & tuck my elbows in or a wide grip instead?
He said he wants to increase his bench press. A narrower grip with elbows tucked will allow him to press more weight than a wide grip with elbows flared.
It's slightly relative. Where are your hands in relation to the rings on the bar?
Typically as wide as grip as possible is best because it decreases range of motion and allows you to incorporate more muscle groups
at the moment my hand placement is just otside the rings on the bar, but as i mentioned earlier its hard to tuck my elbows in when doing this...
Last edited by zahmed; 10-03-2011 at 06:50 AM.
would he benifit from doing dumbbell bench more then bar bench?