I have always had my best bench (still relatively modest at that) using a of grip of my pinky probably an inch or inch and a half inside the rings. i'm about 5'9" and about 200 lbs and relatively average limb length, chest etc for a powerlifter that size. i watched some dave tate benching videos and decided to try something a little different.
I went a little wider yesterday with less than stellar results. (tried pinky on ring,middle finger on ring and index finger on ring)
At my peak, my close grip (index finger adjacent the smooth part of texas power bar) was about 90% of my best bench and equal to my inclince.
Where do other raw benchers grip?
What muscles should i focus on if i want to give a wider bench a good try?
or is it just a technique change?