Smith Close Grip Bench Press

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Smith Close Grip Bench Press


Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Lie on bench with bar above chest and grasp bar with shoulder width or slightly narrower grip. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.


Lower weight to chest with elbows close to body. Push bar back up until arms are straight. Repeat.


Grip can be slightly narrower than shoulder width but not too close. Also see Bench Press Analysis.

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