Barbell Close Grip Bench Press

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Barbell Close Grip Bench Press

Instructions

Preparation

Lie on bench and grasp barbell from rack with shoulder width grip.

Execution

Lower weight to chest with elbows close to body. Push barbell back up until arms are straight. Repeat.

Comments

Grip can be slightly narrower than shoulder width but not too close. Too close of grip can decrease range of motion, may tend to hyper-adduct wrist joint, and unnecessarily decrease stability of bar.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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Target

Synergists

Dynamic Stabilizers

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