Just curious how everyone’s 1RM max for wide grip bench presses compares to their close grip (12" apart or so) max. Raw lifts please.
My close grip(14in) is about 88% as much as my normal grip(when I bench raw I bench with a pretty close grip, pinky on rings)
wide grip my 1RM is 265.
The narrowest I go is thumb/index finger at inner ring.
I’ve done 225 for 2 reps. Never tried to max out completely.
quite a big difference:
close grip: 335 for 5 or 6 reps
sorry guys, i refuse to max. If i cant do a weight for at least 5 reps, then i cant handle that much weight and need to go down.
mine are closer together, 295 close grip 330 wide.
i’d like to pretend this means i have strong triceps but my sticking pt is about 5-6 inches below lockout.
mine are very close as well.
Thanks for the responses guys- I just started Westside about 5 weeks ago and my bench already went up 10 pounds to 315 (index finger on ring, wide grip.) But yesterday I did close grip benches on my ME Bench day for 1RM and did 315 too, with a pause and everything! That’s index finger on the smooth part, about 12 to 14" apart I guess. Maybe its the big Starbucks coffee I had just before. I only drink coffee before my ME days so maybe it just gave my brain the boost or something… oh well, I wonder if my bench will be like 335 next month? Ha!