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Close Grip Incline Bench Press

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Coach's Tips

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How to

Starting Position

1. Lie on an incline bench with your feet flat on the floor and your back flat against the bench. 2. Grip the barbell with your hands placed just outside shoulder-width apart.

Proper Form

1. Unrack the barbell and lower it slowly in an arc to your chest. 2. Push the weight back up in an arc until your arms are extended, but not locked.

Breathing Technique

1. Take a deep breath in as you lower the barbell. 2. Exhale as you push the barbell back up.

Precautions

1. Keep your elbows close to your sides and your back flat against the bench throughout the exercise. 2. Do not lock your elbows at the top of the exercise. 3. Keep your core engaged and your feet flat on the floor for stability.

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