What is bench press?

  • (noun): A weightlifting exercise in which you lie on your back on a bench and press weights upward.
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Bench Press

The bench press is an exercise of the upper body. While on their back, the person performing the bench press lowers a weight to the level of the chest, then pushes it back up until the arm is straight. The exercise focuses on the development of the pectoralis major muscle as well as other supporting muscles including the anterior deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis, scapulae fixers, trapezii, and the triceps. The barbell bench press is one of the three lifts in the sport of powerlifting and is used extensively in weight training, bodybuilding, and other types of fitness training to develop the chest.

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Big James Henderson - World Titles - Heaviest Lift
... is the current world record holder for heaviest drug tested raw bench press in history ... Henderson bench pressed unequipped in the strictest meaning of the word - without belt, without elbow bandages and even without wrist wraps in just a t-shirt and a singlet ... place in the record books as the first man ever to bench press 700 pounds without a bench press shirt ...
Big James Henderson
... is a former powerlifter from the United States, who specialized in the bench press ... Federation (IPF) and was five times Super Heavyweight World Bench Press Champion ... the all-time world record in the raw (unassisted) bench press with 711 pounds (323 kg) ...
Strength Training - Advanced Techniques - Combined Sets
... An example would be doing bench press, which predominantly works the pectoralis and triceps muscles, and then moving to an exercise that works just the triceps such as the triceps extension or the pushdown ... Other examples include the shoulder press and lat pulldown combination, and the bench press and wide grip row combination ... But in the "bench press" the weaker triceps often fails first, which limits the impact on the pectorals ...
Bench Press - Possible Injuries
... suffering from this condition should avoid doing bench presses ... Hernias may occur if you bench too much weight, without belt on ...
Aneta Florczyk - Powerlifting and Bench Press Achievements
19 years old Juniors' Champion of Poland in bench press 23 years old Juniors' Champion of Poland in bench press Silver medal in Seniors' Polish Championship in bench press ...

More definitions of "bench press":

  • (noun): A small punch press mounted on a workbench.

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