Close Grip Push Up

Close Grip Push Up


This exercise involves performing a push up with your hands positioned closer together than a traditional push up. It primarily targets the triceps, chest, and shoulders.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Close Grip Push Up Instructions

  1. Start in a plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your fingers pointing forward.
  2. Bring your hands closer together so that your thumbs and index fingers touch to form a diamond shape.
  3. Lower your body towards the ground, keeping your elbows close to your sides.
  4. Push back up to the starting position, keeping your core engaged and your body in a straight line.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Close Grip Push Up Form & Visual

Close Grip Push Up

Close Grip Push Up Benefits

  • Targets the triceps, chest, and shoulders
  • Improves upper body strength and endurance
  • Engages the core muscles for stability
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment
  • Variations can be added to increase difficulty and target different muscle groups

Close Grip Push Up Muscles Worked

  • Triceps
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Core

Close Grip Push Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Decline Close Grip Push up
  • Spiderman Close Grip Push up
  • One Arm Close Grip Push up
  • Explosive Close Grip Push up
  • Weighted Close Grip Push up