I was on the dolfzine website where Coach Davis publish an article and he stated:
"From a technical standpoint we must insure that the the Bench Press be performed with the elbows tucked in as opposed to what is often done in Bodybuilding circles, with elbows flared wide. By performing the lift in this manner we activate the lats and triceps more with significantly greater stability and safety in the overall shoulder capsule and increased numbers in the lift. "
My question is how tucked in should the elbows be? When I do close grip bench press I keep my elbows to my side maybe 3 or 4" away from my side. On a normal benching set my elbows are no where near that close (more like 6" or further, my elbows are at like 45 degree or so). I was just wonder what people takes are on it. Im not lifting to compete so I want to do what ever is safest for my shoulders.