While this variation of the chest press doesn’t hit the chest as hard as your traditional dumbbell chest press, it is a great alternative for those who have shoulder issues. Keeping the elbows in close to the body with the palms facing each other puts less stress on the shoulders and adds more emphasis to the triceps. Give this grip variation a try when doing your rubber band chest press or push up as well! If you want to give this variation a try, ask one of our trainers during your next workout and we will coach you through it.