Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press

The Smith machine close-grip bench press is a machine-based movement targeting the chest and triceps. The Smith machine mimics a barbell but provides more stability. This movement can be programmed in low reps for strength or higher reps for muscle and strength endurance. It is often performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of a chest, arms, or upper-body focused workout.


  1. Adds size and strength to the chest and triceps
  2. Allows for greater triceps work than wider grips
  3. The bar moves on a track making it easier to control

Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press Images

Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press image
Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press image


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