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Close grip bench press


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Excerpt: Whenever you do a close grip bench press, how much of your chest is really involved? I know it's nothing like a real bench press, but none the less.. I ask because I'm trying hard to bring up my chest right now, and I don't want to overtrain it.. Or is it possible that it may actually help my chest if it's trained as an assisting muscle?

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    Close grip bench press

    Whenever you do a close grip bench press, how much of your chest is really involved? I know it's nothing like a real bench press, but none the less..


    I ask because I'm trying hard to bring up my chest right now, and I don't want to overtrain it..


    Or is it possible that it may actually help my chest if it's trained as an assisting muscle?


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    Re: Close grip bench press

    To a degree but, kinda obvs, it's more tricep.

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    Re: Close grip bench press

    It involves a little chest, but is primarily a tricep lift

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    Re: Close grip bench press

    you will over train your shoulders way faster than your chest benching

    if you have a bird chest then be patient and keep working at it. combine getting stronger with putting in the hours and good things will happen. when i was 14 i had a bird chest, 2 years later i was much bigger. weight training works but be patient and do it smart
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    Re: Close grip bench press

    Definitely works the triceps primarily. I get great pumps from close grip bench.

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