Barbell Bench PressI don't the barbell anymore because I found it aggravated my shoulder over a period of time. I was told that there were better grips I could use, but I opted instead to go for dumbbell bench press, so never got a chance to see if that would work.
Dumbbell Bench PressI have been doing this in preference to barbell press for a while now. I find that allowing my wrists and arms to find their own preferred planes of motion has eliminated various overuse injuries I used to get with barbell work.
I just had to use this video of Ronnie Coleman to illustrate this exercise. Needless to say I usually use a little less weight!