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Old 03-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #99
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
Most people do them that way. It's and on the wrists and limits the weight you can use. I did them that way until 2008. I was a product of bodybuilding magazines who always taught the lift that way.
I'm kind of embarrassed to say I've never really done them before. I don't think I've ever consistently worked my triceps other than dips and that was only during a phase of my lifting because I enjoyed the chest pump.

I noticed it was extremely hard on the wrist and that limited the weight I could use. I go kind of close grip with my flat bench presses; slightly over shoulder width apart. I guess that's why I was confused to where I should grip the barbell during close grip benches.

How much development did you see in your bench press when you started incorporating close grip benching regularly and properly?

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Anyway, keep smashing it MVP. We all want to see you succeed.
Thanks, bud! I hope all of us reach our 2013 goals abbreviated in the 2013 thread.
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