Close Grip Pushups


  • This is a standard push-up performed with your hands close together under the chest.
  • Try to keep your back straight and your arms about shoulder-width apart. Make sure your back doesn't hunch or sag down.
  • While focusing on your triceps, slowly lower your body by bending your arms at the elbows. Lower until you are within an inch of the floor. Focus on the stretch.
  • Hold for 1-2 seconds, then push back up to the starting position.


  • If you find it to difficult to complete the required reps, place your knees on the ground - this will make you use less bodyweight for the exercise.
Primary muscles Triceps Pectoralis major
Secondary muscles Anterior delts