I've noticed that my hand-placement compared to everyone else that I workout with is considerably closer towards the inside of the bar.
My question is, how does this effect the development of my chest muscles and does the distance between your two hands effect which muscles on the chest you are working out?
Your chest is one muscle...so you can't really say will the distance "effect which muscles on the chest you are working out"
closer grip usually hits triceps and chest
wider grip mostly hits chest...less triceps
5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf
Bench:255 Squat:295 Dead:400
Snatch:145 C&J: 205
Chin-Up: +135 Dip: +100
Max Pull-Ups: 44
CrossFit Lv. 1, ACE-CPT
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I also find that a close grip works my front delts alot harder.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
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