Tricep Exercises

Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press

This version of a Bench Press uses a close grip to isolate the triceps as well as working the chest.

Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press - Step 1 Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press - Step 2

Steps

  1. Place a flat bench in the middle of a Smith Machine.
  2. Using a close grip (about 6 inches apart) unlatch the bar and lower it towards your chest.
  3. Pause just before the bar hits your chest and raise the bar by extending your arms to the staring position.

Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Triceps
Secondary Muscle: Shoulders, Chest
Equipment Type: Machine

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