Hey guys, just a quick question 'bout benching.
I have long arms, and i have red that if you are a long limbed guy, you should go with a wide grip to compensate you poor leverages. Also i readed that for the long limbed guys a narrower than normal grip should be done because you can’t tuck your elbows when griping wide.
Personally the wide grip feels kind of awkward, when the bar comes down and i glue the elbows to my lats, my forearms creates some kind of “_O_/” . Also, when bench that way i feel that is way harder to tuck, when i press my elbows flare pretty quickly, transfering a lot of the work from my tris to my pecs (obviusly, since my shorter torso has a stronger torque than my never-ending arms), and if you think about it, benching with the forearms pointing out is a great way lose make the pecs go into a poor mechanical position (pecs are the “Hug” muscle, remember?)
But anyway benching wide makes the ROM shorter.
Now, when i do a narrower grip, i feel much more secure and stable, also the tris comes to play a lot more along with the front delts. But the br has to travel more distance (and i feel that).
Keeping it short, do you have any advices regarding to the grip and the training of the bench press for the long limbed guy?, i have red that broad work works awesome!