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    Close grip close to Flat Bench.

    Is it weird that I can close grip almost as much as I bench? I can CG 215 and Bench 230. Should I be working on a certain portion of my bench (ie: "the hole")? It just seemed weird that the numbers were so close.

    Anyone else have CG numbers near their bench, or is it just me?

    Edit: If it makes a difference, I go about 6-8" for CG and shoulder width maybe a little more for bench.
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    Is your chest lagging? It sounds like you have overpowering triceps.. There's a pretty big difference between my CGBP and regular BP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    Is your chest lagging? It sounds like you have overpowering triceps.. There's a pretty big difference between my CGBP and regular BP.
    In size, no. I have to give some thanks to my genetics for this though. However, in terms of strength I do think I am lagging.

    What are your numbers, if you don't mind me asking. Just want to get some comparisons.

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    My close grip is quite a bit higher than my regular bench. I haven't benched with a wider grip in a long time, and when I bench close grip I flare my elbows out, which I shouldn't. But it's still weird.

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    my closegrip is pretty close to my regular flat bench. i think i read somewhere that once you start getting into the higher weights then your flat bench will be much higher than your cg bench
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    My CG bench is pretty close to my regular bench, (260 CG, 295 regular), but I use a powerlifting style for regular bench which does recruit the tri's and lats quite a bit.
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    in some people i think its normal.

    my close grip max 230
    regular grip max > 235

    mine are basically identical.
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