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« on: March 31, 2006, 07:44:31 AM »

what is the most you have done or have seen done?

i saw a powerlifter at my gym close grip 385 for 6 reps last night. unreal!

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006, 11:02:38 AM »

what is the most you have done or have seen done?

i saw a powerlifter at my gym close grip 385 for 6 reps last night. unreal!

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That's insane.  Most I've seen was 335 for a few, but his grip was more like shoulder width, not what I'd consider a true close grip.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 10:31:09 PM »

I saw a guy do reps with 315.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 10:52:01 PM »

My best ever was 315 for 5-6 and 365 for 2. My close grip is just to the outside of my massive pectorals. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2006, 11:29:14 PM »

i saw someone do 315 on the incline for 10 reps
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2006, 11:29:54 PM »

and by close grip i mean hands just about 3 inches apart
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006, 07:06:15 PM »

mine would be 8 inches apart. anything closer is going to cause proplems to the wrist joint over time.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006, 06:35:36 AM »

and by close grip i mean hands just about 3 inches apart

Ouch! that would destroy the wrists in a very short time if you go heavy. anything inside 8" is a close grip bench. too close is only going to hurt your wrists and it doesn't help in any way for power in my opinion.


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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006, 11:55:29 AM »

I have the grip so that the pinky fingers are just inside the knurling.

How does your close grip weight for reps compare with your regular bench?  In my case my close grip is about 88%, which is 275 lbs. for about 8 or so...
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2006, 04:06:25 PM »

For some reason, I close-grip as much as I regular bench..

Why is this? Strong triceps?
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2006, 04:08:42 PM »

For some reason, I close-grip as much as I regular bench..

Why is this? Strong triceps?

Do you use a bench shirt?
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2006, 04:14:55 PM »

Do you use a bench shirt?


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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2006, 04:22:51 PM »

Apparently then you could stand to build some strength off the chest to up your overall number. Deep-stretch dumbbell presses and cambered barbell presses can help, but this could be an oversimplification having not seen your form.
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2006, 04:32:19 PM »

Apparently then you could stand to build some strength off the chest to up your overall number. Deep-stretch dumbbell presses and cambered barbell presses can help, but this could be an oversimplification having not seen your form.


The funny thing is though that on regular grip, i fail midway up, so I dont feel I'm weak off the chest..
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2006, 04:35:16 PM »

Weak off the chest doesn't necessarily mean failing at the chest. Weak off the chest can materialize as not generating enough power from that bottom position, and thus not being able to drive through that sticking point.
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2006, 06:19:48 PM »

I havn't really posted here but I had to for this thread....my boss/owner of the gym here where im from put up 405 for 4 on closegrip...i loved every second of it. Whats weird is he can't bench that haha.
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2006, 07:15:19 AM »

Spotted a guy at the gym he did 300lbs for 10, easy too
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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2006, 09:46:18 AM »

Nick Winters close gripped 615 raw with a pause!!!! STRONG SOB!!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2006, 09:14:59 AM »

Nick Winters close gripped 615 raw with a pause!!!! STRONG SOB!!!!!
reminds me of Richard Schoenberger's style of benching, remember him, Mike?
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2006, 05:11:01 PM »

Most I've ever seen close gripped was 3 plates a side for 6, guy is massive. He put up 405 this past year on Military Press.  Shocked
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