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Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

What you need for the Close Grip Bench Press

  1. Barbell
  2. Bench

Close Grip Bench Press Instructions

  1. Grasp the barbell with both hands, with hands a foot to a foot and a half apart.
  2. Lift the barbell off of the rack and lower it until nearly touching the chest.
  3. Raise the barbell until the arm is completely extended.
  4. Repeat.

Comments on the Close Grip Bench Press

As with the regular barbell bench press, be careful not to let the bar bounce or rest on your chest when lowering the weight.

Muscle Groups Worked By Close Grip Bench Press

  • Trcipeps
  • Deltoids (shoulders) 
 
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