Close-Grip Bench instead of Triceps Extension

  • Assume Bench Press position gripping bar slightly narrower than shoulder-width
  • Keep elbows tight to body and slowly lower bar until it touches chest
  • Press bar to start position
  • Repeat for specified reps

Sets/Reps: 4x8
Benefits: This multi-joint exercise focuses on the triceps while also strengthening the chest and other upper body muscles that work to control the weight. The triceps are never isolated during competition, so this exercise is more appropriate for improving athleticism.