The close grip bench press is a variation of the bench press that is used primarily to build up triceps strength. Close grip bench presses are a tremendous variation to use if your triceps are a weak point in your bench press.
A staple in most programs, the bench press can be used to strengthen all the musculature of the upper body. It can actually be used as a full body exercise just as deadlifts or squats can, if performed as a powerlifter would.
Primary Movers: Chest
Secondary Movers: Triceps, Shoulders
Movement Type: Compound