Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press

March 20, 2015 - Barbell Exercises, Tricep Exercises, Upper Arm Exercises
Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press



Lie back on a flat bench and put your legs firm on the floor. Grasp the bar with overhand grip (palms facing forward) with your hands about 20-25cm. apart. Lift the bar from the rack and hold it above the chest. This will be your Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press starting position.


As you breathe in start slowly lower the weight, keeping your elbows close to your body, until you almost touch the lower chest (just above your sternum). From this position carefully change the direction of the movement and bring the bar back to the starting position as you breathe out.