Can’t wait for my flat bench session tomorrow! Bench press has always been my favorite exercise, maybe that’s why I’m quite strong. When I was younger I always thought that a wide grip was ideal since your range of motion would be slightly shorter. I changed my technique back in 2010 to a narrower grip tucking my elbows in to protect my shoulders. At first I couldn’t lift as heavy, but I soon got even stronger than before and my one rep max is now 175kg, but with a big arch. With my back flat on the bench it’s only 160kg, but I still consider that as strong.