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Replacing benchpress with close grip?

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  1. omgitsrick Green Belt

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    Would this be a good idea? I like close grip benchpress much more than regular benchpress, and it seems like it would benefit you more as an exercise in general. I don't really care for "huge pecs" I just want functional strength, so how important is regular benchpress for that? Right now I'm doing a routine that starts with regular bench and has close grip as assistance work, and its good, but I find that I cant go 100% on close grip from my regular bench. Maybe I'm just being a wussy and need to step up and do both anyways.

    What do you think?
     
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    its easier on the shoulders in the long run
     
  3. omgitsrick Green Belt

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    Really? I guess I can kinda see how close grip is harder on the shoulders, then again I'm a pretty resilient guy. So other than that it wouldn't be bad or anything right?
     
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    this is interesting
     
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    What are you calling close grip?
     
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    Like shoulder width apart is how I do em.
     
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    Do OHP and dips as your main pressing exercises. If you're having trouble locking out, do close grip.
     
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    if ur doing them shoulder width u shouldnt have a problem
     
  9. omgitsrick Green Belt

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    I already do pushpress and dips as assistance, I'm just worried about benchpress.
     
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    dumbell bench?
     
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    Source?

    A/S/L?

    WTF?
     
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    jailbait/ambiguous/in your pants
     
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    Sound hot. Wanna cyber?
     
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    Close grip benching is what caused the untimely death of the HIT jedi.
     
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    *walks into thread and looks around*


    *promptly turns around and walks out*
     
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    Ya this was my reaction also. I was going to say something about how the close grip isn't a good replacement as it uses almost all triceps and isn't really good for functional strength, but after the "Lvl. 8 Cock of the Infinite" comment.......that was just golden.
     

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