Going wide on certain lifts

  1. Registered User
    KingMeso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Rep Power

    Going wide on certain lifts

    I've started to incorporate a wide grip on most of my compound lifts (Bench, Rows, Shoulder Press, etc.).

    I have been doing them where my index finger is on the 'notches' towards the ends of the bar.

    What is the standard placement for a wide grip?

  2. Registered User
    cynic's Avatar
    5'7"  178 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Athens, GA
    Rep Power

    Well, this is by no means "standard", but for wide grip pressing movments, I go about as wide as I can without sacrificing grip strength. Once I get to the point where my grip slips even the slightest on the last rep, I know that is too wide. I go maybe a half inch past the notches or so...maybe more.
  3. Registered User
    RenegadeRows's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Rep Power

    Since everybodys built differently, I think it's more about going by 'feel'. I do whats comfortable.

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Wide hips
    By Hope in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-28-2011, 09:08 AM
  2. Wide Thicker core
    By Gogreek in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-22-2010, 11:00 PM
  3. Building a wide back
    By blueandwhite in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-13-2010, 06:51 PM
  4. wide-receiver gloves..
    By LakeMountD in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-15-2004, 01:27 PM
  5. who' s wide?
    By primal1 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-24-2003, 05:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Log in