Muscles Worked in Close-Grip Push-Ups
Primary muscles worked:
Secondary muscles worked:
How to Do Close-Grip Push-Ups
- Assume the starting position, with hands shoulder-width apart.
- Try to form a straight line from head to feet and brace your abdomen slightly.
- Lower yourself as deep as you can, while inhaling.
- Reverse the motion when you’ve touched the floor and push yourself up to straight arms again while exhaling.
- Repeat for reps.
The push-up is a classic bodyweight exercise for the upper body, with the benefit that you don’t need any equipment to perform it.
By placing your hands closer together than in the regular push-up, you transfer more of the load to the triceps.
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