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Old 04-05-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
I worry how tight your back is, and if you created a nice shelf.
What do you think I could do to fix it? Maybe arch my back a little or drive my feet into the floor?

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One major thing I noticed...your wrists are inside your elbows. Widen your grip. Keep your wrists over elbows until you feel your form is in good shape, then you can think about widening your grip a bit if you'd like.
Now that you pointed this out, I definitely noticed it as well. I didn't even realize that before. I'll widen my grip up. This cycle I tried to train my body to bench with a more narrow grip in fear of putting too much stress on my shoulders.

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If you like benching with that width, then pull your elbows in a bit.
To be honest, I really don't care too much for the width I was using in the vid. I just have always had a misunderstanding on bench width until now. I always thought what I was doing there was a regular grip bench and close grip benching was with the wrists touching. I'll widen my bench out a bit next cycle and see how that does.

Do you think additional close grip benching will help get me back to +300?

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Thanks for the tips. I'll get another bench vid up soon and see how much the form has been corrected.
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