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The 5 Best Triceps Exercises For Building Massive, Toned Triceps

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Triceps Exercise 2 — Closed-Grip Bench Press


Best Triceps Exercises, closed grip bench press

The Closed-Grip Bench Press is another great exercise that destroys all three heads of the triceps at once. Closed grip bench presses are also phenomenal for adding definition to the inner chest and creating that really nice line of separation between the two pecs.

The CGBP allows the triceps to handle a huge amount of weight, which results in accelerated muscle and strength gains.

 

Form:

Your hands should be spaced close together at the middle of the bar, about 1 foot apart. Your elbows should be tucked in close to your torso throughout the movement and should not stick out to the sides at all.

Slowly lower the weight down until your triceps are parallel to the ground, hold for 1 second at the bottom, and accelerate back upwards.

Pro Tip: Do them on a decline bench for increased emphasis on the triceps.

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Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

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