Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press

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



Place a flat bench under the smith machine and set the barbell at a height that you can reach with almost fully extended hands. Lie back on the bench so that your lower chest to be on one level with the bar. Put your feet firm on the floor and grasp the bar with pronated grip (palms facing your feet) with your hands about 20-25cm. apart. Unlock the bar from the rack and hold it above your chest. This will be your starting position.


As you breathe in start lower the bar in controlled manner 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.