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Old 01-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #6
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People fear anything that targets the shoulders primarily because so many people bench wrong and mess up their shoulders. Now, with that said, some comments.

BTNs - I used them for 20+ years. What I learned was...wrists over elbows to determine hand spacing, and don't take the lift past the point where the arms are parallel to the ground.

The rule of thumb is: the deeper the elbows have to go in a pressing movement, the harder it is on the shoulders. This is a generalization, but I think a reasonable one.

Some people are more flexible/young/less bulkier and can take the bar to their traps. If you choose to do this know the risks.

Just my 2 cents.
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