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Incline Close-Grip / Bench Presses

Incline Close-Grip / Bench Presses
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  1. On the incline bench, lay down and ensure that your back is in a fixed, non-arching, position.
  2. Firmly take hold of the barbell at a slightly-less-than-shoulder-width grip. Remember, you’ll be working with less weight than a standard, flat bench press.
  3. Lower the bar down towards your nipple line and allow the barbell to drop no farther than one inch from your chest.
  4. Drive the weight back upwards using a combination of triceps and chest strength.
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