I’ve been benching with a wide grip, with my pinky around the rings on the bar, and my elbows at a 45 degree angle out from my sides. This results in the bar touching pretty low on my abdomen when I bring the bar straight down, to the lower portion of my rib cage.
I do narrow grip for my triceps but is my wide grip form ideal for flat benching with a focus on pecs?
It seems the more I bench, the more my body is adjusting for efficient benching, and my pecs seem to receive less of the stress each time. Or possibly, I am just not feeling as fatigued there as I think I should be. What prompted me to ask this question however, is that when I did my sets yesterday, during my final set, I felt a really good stretch on my outer pecs and in my anterior deltoids. However, today, my posterior delts are incredibly sore, and I have no explanation for their soreness, since I did not do any shoulder work, direct or indirect, aside from my bench.
So, am I doing it right?