How does everyone else feel about close grip benching? Who uses it, and how does your strength on it compare to your bench?
I'm not a big fan of isolation triceps exercises like pressdowns or extensions - they irritate my elbow if I go heavy with them. Movements like CGBPs and dips are staples of my triceps routines. They don't bother either my shoulder of my elbow.
Just out of curiosity, what triceps exercises were you using before you tried the CGBP?
There wasn't much difference between what I could bench close grip or regular. Note the use of the past tense: I no longer do regular benches - too hard on my shoulders. Besides, dumbbell presses and flies give me a much better chest pump.
BTW - try doing CGBPs with a reverse grip. Supposedly it makes your triceps work harder, but you won't be able to use as much weight