Hand Width – Narrow or Wide?
In regards to general hand positioning, much like the grip you use, it comes down to preference a lot. For those who struggle with shoulder external rotation, having the gap between your hands be narrow and turning your hands out a bit can help open your shoulders up and lock them into a better line. Others, like Mikael for example, actually turn the hands in slightly, so his middle finger is pointing forwards instead of his index finger. When stacking so many joints on top of each other, the optimal position for you will come down to your individual shoulder anatomy. So its best to play around with the position and figure out what works for your body.
If you’re unsure what width is optimal for you, we recommend to start having the hands pretty much under the shoulders directly. This will ensure the best stack, and make sure the weight can be in the middle of the hand and your joints can stack in the most efficient way. But if things don’t feel quite right, start making minor tweaks in both the width of your hands in conjunction with the external or internal rotation of your wrists. Take notes on how the combos feel, and you’ll find your ideal orientation pretty quickly.