Close Grip Push-Up

The close-grip push-up is one of the many variations of the classic push-up procedure. In this technique, a normal push-up is performed but with your hands close together underneath the chest. This technique is sometimes called the narrow grip push-up.

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Exercise Description

Equipment Required


Starting Position

Get ready in the standard starting position with the weight on both arms, feet slightly apart. Move the hands closer together so they are centered under the chest. Keep your body in a straight position.


Lower the chest down towards the floor until your elbows are at right angles, then push up until the arms are fully extended.

The Workout

Repeat this action as many times as required. See Push-Up Workouts for example training programs.




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