Close Grip Push Ups

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s) Chest, Shoulders
Equipment Bodyweight
Emphasis Compound
Type Push

Close Grip Push Ups Instructions

  • Get into starting position the same way you would with a normal push-up, but instead, with your hands placed close enough that your thumbs are touching each other.
  • Your legs should be extended back with your toes pointed down and touching the floor. Ensure that your body is straight.
  • Begin by lowering yourself to the floor as close as you can without touching it.
  • After a quick pause, push back up to the starting stance while really focusing on the use of your tricep muscles.
  • Repeat for desired reps.

Close Grip Push Ups Tips

  • Your elbows should remain tucked in by your torso for the duration of the set.
  • Refrain from locking your elbows out.
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