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Barbell Close Grip Bench Press

How To Do A Barbell Close Grip Bench Press Exercise Video Demonstration and Guide

The Barbell Close Grip Bench Press primarily targets your triceps, but also hits your chest and shoulders.

To get started:

  1. Lie down with your back on a flat bench.
  2. Use a close grip just inside shoulder width to grasp the bar.
  3. Lift the barbell off the rack with arms extended.
  4. To lower the barbell, bend your elbows, keeping them close to your sides to target the triceps.
  5. To ensure the tension remains on the triceps, stop just a few inches above your chest, then extend your arms to push the barbell back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat.

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