The major muscles involved in the bench press are your pectoralis major, triceps and anterior deltoid. By changing your elbow's position, you can focus more on one muscle group. The farther out you place your elbows, the greater the stress on your shoulder capsule. If you have a rotator cuff injury, try placing your elbows 45 degrees from your body, which will decrease the pressure placed on your shoulder capsule and its surrounding muscles.
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