I am currently dipping for bench press assistance (shoulder press, dips, dumbbell press, curl, reverse curl specifically). The dip bars I am using aren't good ones as they are too wide for me and can't be adjusted. It is one of those leg raise/dip bar combined ones if you know what I mean. It is aggravating my pectoralis minor and shoulders especially as the training cycle becomes advanced.
The primary reason for them is bench press assistance especially triceps as they are the weak point on my press. I found them excellent at this and am disappointed I can't continue with them.
I train alone so bench dips aren't realistic.
I am thinking to do close grip (14") barbell floor presses is this a good substitution? If not what else can I do? I am worried about getting pinned with the weight is it possible to dump it safely? It will be in a power rack but as I understand the elbows touch the floor if they fail can you still dump?
I can't change gyms at the moment and I'm not doing isolation exercises as I tried these before and my triceps lose size and strength if I only do isolation work.