Originally Posted by BigJosh
The purpose of bringing your hand placement closer together is that it tightens up all the top of the upper back and creates a stable platform for which the bar to rest/be driven up from.
I've heard this said before, but the way I do it feels great to me. There's also this-
If it's good enough for those guys, it's good enough for me.
Currently training for single ply competition.
Single ply gym PR's at 242-
555, 435, 525, 1515