does anyone else experience problems with standard width weight benches, or is it just me? when I bench press from a standard bench my grip seems too wide(because the uprights are closer together, my hands go on the outter edge of the uprights - the side with the weights -) which I think is what has made me plateau ever since I've begun heavier lifting + weight progression, either that, or my chest sucks. I feel like my chest is only getting bigger because I incorporate dumbell presses and dumbell flyes on chest days. also, the barbell always falls over when I try to take off the weights, damn I really should have researched before I started lifting! would have saved my dad a lot of money
I bought a cheap weight bench when I first began working out and now I will probably have to replace it with a new olympic width bench + squat rack with chin bar.
If you don't know what I'm talking about here's some pics:
Standard bench : http://126.96.36.199/imagesnew/LX-215_lg.gif
Olympic bench : http://188.8.131.52/imagesnew/EX-575_lg.gif