Traditionally, DB presses are performed with the feet under the shoulder just in terms of overall balance and stability (the support of your legs is directly under the weight you are pressing; this is more important if you are lifting very heavy weights).... but if you can perform them with good form and stability with your feet positioned the way you described, go for it.
Personally, when I'm lifting heavy, I don't think the foot in front of one another would feel as stable.
I do use the foot in front of one another when at the gym and using the cables to perform an overhead triceps press. The form fits the "function" of what I'm doing.
Do you find the positioning you mentioned more comfortable for you with DB presses? Is there a reason you do not like the shoulder width stance? Just curious.
Edited by: ONEAGLESWINGS at: 12/2/2009 (08:50)
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