Need a new exercise for your workout this week? Still trying to get rid of those flabby arms? Well, then I have the exercise for you!
This week’s flat stomach exercise of the week is the barbell close grip chest press. Its a bit of a mouthful, but its a GREAT exercise for your upper body. The barbell close grip chest press will help to change up your workout just a bit – give your muscles a new movement that will have them guessing and continually progressing.
The barbell close grip chest press targets both your triceps and your chest muscles. Women NEED to lift weights in order to see continual weight loss improvements. Many women also tend to stay away from the chest press because it looks like a scary exercise – especially when you see all the BIG muscle guys doing it. But honestly, no need to be afraid, plus the benefits of this exercise are GREAT to get rid of those flabby arms.
The main difference between this exercise and a regular chest press is that in the close grip chest press your hands are placed closer together on the bar – I’d say directly above your shoulder – so your elbows are pretty much tucked in right next to your body. In a normal chest press your arms are further apart on the bar. When you bring you tuck your elbows in towards your body the exercise focuses more on your triceps – the major muscle group on the back of your upper arm.
The barbell close grip chest press can be put into your current routine – just take out one of your tricep exercises and put this one in its place.
Follow the video below to ensure you have correct and proper form for the exercise.
More Flat Stomach Exercises:
- Flat Stomach Exercise of the Week – Stability Ball Dumbbell Chest Press
- Flat Stomach Exercise of the Week – EZ Bar Skull Crushers
- Flat Stomach Exercise of the Week: Dumbbell Step Ups
- 3 Chest Press Exercises for Tight Toned Arms
- 5 Weight Excercises to Help You Lose Weight
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