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Barbell Bench Press (Close Grip)

Muscle Groups Worked:


How to Perform This Exericse:

1) Start with your thumbs touching or within 1 handwifth apart on a barbell. OPTIONAL (You can have your thumbs on either side of the barbell).

2) With your arms tucked against your sides, as parallel to your body as possible, lower the barbell to your chest.

3) Without touching your chest, or minimally touching it, raise the bar upward until you lock your arms.

It is not necessary to keep your chest expanded in this movement, this is primarily for your triceps.  Do not take your butt or the small of your back off the bench, this may cause harm, and will only work separate muscles than you wish to work out.