Machine Seated Close Grip Press Exercise Guide

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Machine Seated Close Grip Press is a strength exercise that works your triceps.

Machine Seated Close Grip Press is a great moderate move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your arms and upper body.

It requires weight machine to do.

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How to do Machine Seated Close Grip Press

Setup

Stand on seat with shoulders at height of handles. Grasp handles with shoulder width or somewhat wider overhand hold, only to sides of chest; elbows very down to bottom.

Exercise

Press lever until arms are extended. Return weight until forearm is against upper arm. Repeat.

Tips

  • If lever arms freely move together or apart, keep moderately close grip throughout movement. Triceps will not be as involved in movement if grip is lower than chest. Seat height should be adjusted so bar is at least lower chest height. Also Lever Parallel Grip Bench Press for chest.

Muscles Worked

The muscles used for machine seated close grip press may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for machine seated close grip press are:

Primary Muscles

  • Triceps

Synergyst Muscles

  • Deltoids
  • Pecs
  • Front Deltoids

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Machine Seated Close Grip Press work?
Machine Seated Close Grip Press works triceps.
What is Machine Seated Close Grip Press good for?
Machine Seated Close Grip Press is beneficial for conditioning, to build muscle, to gain weight, to grow and to strengthen. It works the best for arms and upper body, as it works triceps. Machine Seated Close Grip Pres is a great strength exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Machine Seated Close Grip Pres a good exercise?
Machine Seated Close Grip Pres is a popular strength exercise for triceps.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Standards and Averages

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Alternatives

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Variations

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