Close Grip Bench

Discussion in 'Training Information' started by Iceman1800, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Iceman1800

    Iceman1800

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    I'm going to add this in for triceps work. Should I flare or tuck the elbows?
     
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  2. mal

    mal Top Contributor

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    I did both tbh both had a different feel, go lighter on the flared sets, hits outer head nice.
     
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  3. godsgifttoearth

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    I like to do them JM press style.
     
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  4. Sjundea

    Sjundea Top Contributor

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    This, plus rolling dB extensions are probably the biggest drivers of a large bench press.
     
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  5. noel

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    Hate it personally. I use a Swiss bar as that feels miles better on my shoulder and elbows
     
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  6. Mr mac

    Mr mac TM Health & Safety officer Top Contributor

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    This is my preference. Neutral grip medium width grip pretty much half reps to lock out for tri work. Or add bands or chains.
     
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  7. Greedy Ben

    Greedy Ben Top Contributor

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    My elbows usually hate it.
    Saying that I am currently getting away with it on a slight incline and thinner bar (home kit).
    I keep the elbows in and try to squeeze/tense triceps hard at lockout.
     
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