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    Super Saiyan saiyanj1n's Avatar
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    msg to adam mackinnon

    hey adam, i read your westside article training. i am a powerlifter/body builder, mainly focused on powerlifting with hypertrophy. i was previously on bill starrs 5x5 adavanced training, and just felt overtrained and my joints started hurting after like 5 weeks. i met a powerlifter that told me to focus on speed work, and i googled speed lifting and found your article. an inquiry on the close grip incline bench, and bench, how close? are we talking very close, total triceps, or like pinky finger on the rings close. great article, cant wait to hear from ya.
    5'10 208lbs, 13% BF

    current bench: 385
    squat: 450
    deadlift: 420

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    Hey, glad ya liked the write up!
    For any closegrip pressing I usually recommend just having your grip a little narrower than your shoulder width. Going in much closer than that just placed to much stress on the wrist joint.
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

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