Close-Grip Push-Up

Calisthenics / Beginner

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Equipment Needed

  • Exercise Mat

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How to do Close-Grip Push-Up:

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close-grip push-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the abs, triceps, glutes and shoulders ...more

close-grip push-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the abs, triceps, glutes and shoulders.

The only close-grip push-up equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different close-grip push-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of close-grip push-up equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper close-grip push-up form is easy with the step by step close-grip push-up instructions, close-grip push-up tips, and the instructional close-grip push-up technique video on this page. close-grip push-up is a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the close-grip push-up video, learn how to do the close-grip push-up, and then be sure and browse through the close-grip push-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Do not sag hips. Keep entire body in a straight line from head to toe. Very important.
  2. Also, be sure to keep elbows tucked into sides during the entire pushup.
  3. Be sure to exhale when pushing up. This is a very key element to getting more pushups completed.

Variations

  1. Alternate the width of your hand positions by moving them farther apart of closer together.
  2. Rotate hands 90-degrees clockwise so that your fingers are facing out away from your sides rather than facing out in front.
  3. Use one hand for a really intense workout.
  4. Have a partner place a weight plate weight on your back or wear a weighted vest for increased difficulty.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Equipment Needed

  • Exercise Mat

Tips

  1. Do not sag hips. Keep entire body in a straight line from head to toe. Very important.
  2. Also, be sure to keep elbows tucked into sides during the entire pushup.
  3. Be sure to exhale when pushing up. This is a very key element to getting more pushups completed.

Variations

  1. Alternate the width of your hand positions by moving them farther apart of closer together.
  2. Rotate hands 90-degrees clockwise so that your fingers are facing out away from your sides rather than facing out in front.
  3. Use one hand for a really intense workout.
  4. Have a partner place a weight plate weight on your back or wear a weighted vest for increased difficulty.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound