Hey. How wide (typically) should the hands be placed on the C&J. I have been playing around with the width but can’t seem to find the perfect placement. I used to place my pinky just beside the ring but I realized that when i front squat it’s much easier to stay in the rack position with my hands very narrow. I’ve read that it’s best to use a very narrow grip (hands just outside the shoulder in the rack) because the bar travels straight up (bone on bone). Then I’ve also heard that the absolute minimum width is a thumb and knuckle from the knurling.
I guess it’s a give and take because i personally find it easier to jerk with a wider placement but much harder (for me) to front squat. I know a lot of lifters switch their hand position once racked but i’m not sure that’s the best way. Anyways, looking for opinions.