Incline Close-Grip / Bench Presses
- On the incline bench, lay down and ensure that your back is in a fixed, non-arching, position.
- 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.
- Lower the bar down towards your nipple line and allow the barbell to drop no farther than one inch from your chest.
- Drive the weight back upwards using a combination of triceps and chest strength.
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Incline close-grip / bench presses is a gym work out exercise that targets chest and triceps and also involves shoulders. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Tricep dumbbell kickbacks, butterflies / pec deck / seated machine flyes and standing cable crossover press / flyes are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as incline close-grip / bench presses. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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