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    Incline/Decline Close-Grip Bench Press

    Has anyone ever tried these?

    I'm curious as to whether these would work a different part of your triceps, as incline/decline bench presses work your upper chest/delts and lower chest.
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    yes....there's no need/superior reason in terms of close-grip pressing. just stick w/ flat

    if you want variety that will actually do something, play with floor (bb/db) pressing and reverse-grip pressing
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    Decline is good. There is less delt/chest involvement so you can focus more on your triceps.
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    Originally Posted by Rocky_Maivia
    Decline is good. There is less delt/chest involvement so you can focus more on your triceps.
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    Originally Posted by $AJ
    and reverse-grip pressing

    Instantly got me thinking about reverse-grip french press.
    Good/bad idea? Why or why not?
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    actually I just read in a magazine about incline close bench presses. I tried it and it lit my triceps on fire. It surprisingly (against my thoughts) hit my triceps really hard. Didn't even feel like I was using my chest at all.

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    Originally Posted by maximushamus85
    Has anyone ever tried these?

    I'm curious as to whether these would work a different part of your triceps, as incline/decline bench presses work your upper chest/delts and lower chest.
    They're useless, what's wrong with just regular close-grip bench press?
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    Originally Posted by Squats
    They're useless, what's wrong with just regular close-grip bench press?
    They are not useless, I've used them for years.
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    Originally Posted by HoosierBoy
    They are not useless, I've used them for years.
    Well you can use them, but they don't do much more then regular close-grip press.
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    Originally Posted by FredPo
    actually I just read in a magazine about incline close bench presses. I tried it and it lit my triceps on fire. It surprisingly (against my thoughts) hit my triceps really hard. Didn't even feel like I was using my chest at all.

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    Yep these are great, they also hit the inner chest which is hard to develop! On a decline is great for tricep mass. i've never done them but i've done close grip decline push ups, and even using just body weight is very hard. I dont know if they work different parts of tricep than if u used flat bench, but they isolate them more imo.

    I actually found a new compound exercise that hits the triceps well. You use dumbells lying on a flat bench. start with your arms locked at your sides and have each dumbell at each side of your waist, them use you triceps to extend the weight towards the lower chest and up. Use a hammer grip.

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    Originally Posted by moochems
    Instantly got me thinking about reverse-grip french press.
    Good/bad idea? Why or why not?
    impossible; french press is seated 2-arm db extension.

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    actually I just read in a magazine

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    Originally Posted by moochems
    Instantly got me thinking about reverse-grip french press.
    Good/bad idea? Why or why not?
    I tried these and they were hell on the elbows with a barbell, so use an EZ bar.

    Any reverse grip will recruit the tricep head near the elbow.

    Also, using reverse grip its alot harder to use a heavy weight.
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    Originally Posted by Squats
    Well you can use them, but they don't do much more then regular close-grip press.
    If they do the same as "regular" close-grip press, how are they worthless?
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