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.
Related exercises to discover
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. Incline close-grip / bench presses, side / lateral medicine ball throw / slam and diamond / pyramid / triceps push-ups / pushups are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as incline close-grip / bench presses. Visit our directory for more exercises.
Our exercise illustrations represent original artwork registered with and protected by the U.S. Copyright Office. Unauthorized use violators will be prosecuted. More details.