Close Grip Bench Press

Exercise / Chest, Triceps

How To Close-Grip Bench Press

Close Grip Bench Press

Close-Grip Bench Press Benefits

  • Close-grip bench press is an upper body compound exercise that targets the triceps muscles and is useful for build up your upper and inner chest. One of the main differences between the regular bench press and the close-grip bench press is that instead of working your entire chests, it emphasizes the upper chest
  • The close-grip bench press is a effective bench press variation that increases triceps strength and hypertrophy, lockout performance, and can help minimize stress on the shoulders
  • It is generally used as an auxiliary exercise to increase Lock-Off Strength in powerlifting programs.

Muscles worked in the Close-Grip Bench Press

Target - Triceps Brachii
Synergists - Anterior Deltoid
Synergists - Pectoralis Major, Sternal
Synergists - Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Dynamic Stabilizers - Biceps Brachii
triceps muscle worked