Here is a question that is probably nearly impossible for anyone to answer as it cannot really be quantified, but do your worst. How wide should hand be when doing standard bench press? I'm about 6'2", kinda lanky. I realized i've been benching with my hands probably too wide for a long time after reading the stickied bench article on t-nation. It says tuck your elbows within 45 degrees of your sides. So the question is, how narrow should my grip be? Lets say relative to shoulder width, and by shoulder width i mean actual shoulder width, like vertical arms at the peak of the motion, not the bastardized "shoulder width" that is thrown at every exercise in the gym.