Close-Grip Push-Up With Weights

Nearly every single athlete in the world is familiar with the standard push-up; however, this variant of the exercise proves to be a brutal addition to the end of any chest training routine. The narrow grip of the exercise targets the inner pectorals and weights added across the back creates tension throughout this movement to blast the muscle fibers of the chest.

In performing this exercise, begin in a push-up position with your hands at about shoulder widths distance from one another. Add resistance by either having a trainer partner place a weight upon your back or by wearing a weighted vest. Lower your chest towards the ground and press back up until your elbows are, once again, fully extended. Have a partner remove the weight after you have completed your prescribed number of repetitions.

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