Do you struggle to build strong chest muscles?
Do you find yourself doing hundreds of pushups weekly or even daily and find that your physique hasn’t changed at all?
I feel your pain.
The good news is may not be YOU or your GENETICS that’s the problem, it could be the exercises you are doing.
Traditional pushups are arguably the best chest exercise in terms of building a lean, toned, shredded chest.
But what if I told you that close grip isometric pushups were not only just as simple to perform as traditional pushups but are also significantly more effective?
Would you believe me if I told you?
You would? Great! That’s what I like to hear!
I promise you that not only are you going to be shocked at the simplicity of performing close grip isometric push-ups, you are also going to be shocked at the effectiveness it will have in terms of building a lean, toned, shredded chest.
You’re going to be kicking yourself and wondering why you didn’t incorporate it into your fitness routine sooner!
Just kidding! Not really.
But I’m willing to bet that there is a very strong chance that this will be a part of your fitness routine after you finish reading this article.
Close grip isometric pushups trump traditional pushups any day of the week.
So without further ado, let’s get into how to perform this simple, yet powerful exercise.
How to Perform Close Grip Isometric Push Ups
Assume a push-up position with your arms apart at narrower width than the shoulder width.
Push your body down, exerting pressure on your triceps muscles and hold in that position for 10-15 seconds.
Gradually lift yourself up.
Make sure the motion is controlled. The more practice you do, the better you will get at close grip isometric push-ups.
Check out the video below for video demonstration.
Isometric Push-up Video
If you’re still a little confused on how to perform close-grip isometric pushups or aren’t sure if you’re performing the exercise right, don’t worry! I got you covered. Just check out the video link below!
Final Thoughts on Close Grip Isometric Pushups
Doing variations of pushups that stray away from the traditional is always worth the try and close-grip isometric pushups definitely fall underneath that category. As a matter of fact, the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine found more muscle activation in these variations of pushups.
If you are someone that is looking to mix up their fitness routine or just trying to find out which exercises your body responds to, then you should definitely give close-grip isometric pushups a try. It can’t hurt to try.
Or maybe you’re someone whose body has plateaued and you’re not seeing any significant changes in your physique. Close grip isometric pushups might just be the exercise that you need to take your physique to the next level and build a big bulletproof chest.