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    Close Grip Bench Press form question

    I've recently added CGBP to my routine and I had a form question. Where should I bring the bar down to? I'm doing them now so that my elbows (which I keep close to my body) stay under the bar as much as possible. The bar hits my upper abs in the bottom position. This is how I do my regular BP as well (I'm training for strength, not size specifically). Is this right or should I bring the bar down closer to the pecs?

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    I bring it down to my upper abs as well. Anything higher doesn't feel right and stresses my wrists too much.

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    I bring the bar down to about my sternum in CG bench. I keep my elbows right against my sides when doing CG bench.

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    To the base of my chest

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    never tried it down to the abs.. i always bring it down to me nipples.

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