Oh yeah, lots of powerlifters use a very wide grip to shorten the range of motion, etc. and they can lift more that way.
I wouldn't recommend that to anyone though. Puts your wrists at risk due to the angle. For me, it does a funky thing in my shoulders too.
You gotta find what works for you for sure, but I would start out as safe as possible, then experiment afterward.
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