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Close Grip Bench Press

Body Part: Deltoids, Triceps

Equipment: Bench

Difficulty: Beginner


Step 1: Lie on the bench with your feet straight and flat on the floor. Grasp the barbell to narrower-than-shoulder-width apart.

Step 2: Unrack the bar and bring it directly over shoulders with straight arms (this is the starting position).

Step 3: Press the bar up, fully extending the arms returning to the starting position. Pause.

Step 4: Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.