I’ve seen several videos and forum threads that say the close grip incline bench press is a good tricep exercise. I’ve always heard that the decline is useless and the incline has more carry over to the flat bench, but I found a study that examined grip width and bench position. It stated that there is more muscle activation in the triceps when you use a close grip on a decline. Tricep activity during the close grip incline bench press was lower than the flat bench and decline bench.
I noticed James Strickland (who has a 661lb bench) started doing close grip decline presses a couple months ago, but I haven’t seen any other elite powerlifters do decline presses. Does anyone here do close grip bench press on a decline?