Originally Posted by Robert Fabsik
If you have no choice, sure. Better to have a good horizontal press in there than not.
Have you looked at the mechanics of your bench? Some people find if they grip closer their shoulders are more tolerant (shoulder width or just inside that).
Other choices would be dumbell bench or dumbell bench using a neutral grip (palms facing each other). Incline variations could be a choice to.
I'd say dips, but if the bench bothers your shoulder, I imagine dips would do the same thing.
Yeah - the only bench I do now is close grip. I just cant put up as much weight this way, and it feels less stable than delcine.