OP, with the shoulder width grip, how long have you been lifting this way(with a bar, at this width)? if youve been a dumbbell guy for a while you might not have settled into using the bar yet, it takes time to get good at it and get used to it, just like everything else. keep working this grip at weights where you can focus on the form and technique, once you get that ironed out then start climbing up in weight. In the mean time keep working the close grip cuz you can never have too strong of triceps[/quote]
I’ve been benching shoulder-width most of the time.
Dumbbells are something that I use now and then if I stop getting stronger on my bench (Did them this week actually). But yeah, mostly I use shoulder-width.
I threw in CGB the other day just to see how I liked it. I rarely do this and I smoked my usual benching numbers doing this.
I’m short-changing myself being strongest in a CG position though. I feel like theres something I’m doing wrong thats hindering my regular bench strength and subsequently; chest size.
Theres trouble keeping my elbows tucked when I go even to shoulder-width, then I can’t engage my lats very well.