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bench press

n.
A lift in weightlifting that is executed from a usually horizontal position on a bench, in which the weight is lifted from the chest to arm's length and then lowered back to the chest.

bench press

n
(Weightlifting) a weight-training exercise in which a person lies on a bench and pushes a barbell upwards with both hands from chest level until the arms are straight, then lowers it again
vb
(Weightlifting) (intr) to carry out one or more bench presses

bench′ press`


n.
a weightlifting exercise in which a barbell is raised and lowered above the chest while the lifter lies supine on a bench.
[1975–80]
bench′-press`, v.t., v.i.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bench press - a weightlift in which you lie on your back on a bench and press weights upwardbench press - a weightlift in which you lie on your back on a bench and press weights upward
weightlift, weightlifting - bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
incline bench press - a bench press performed on an inclined bench
2.bench press - a small punch press mounted on a workbench
punch press - a power driven press used to shape metal parts
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Performing a proper bench press utilizes most muscles of the upper body.
Dave Pennington has earned himself a spot in the British and European finals after competing in the Alan Collins Cup - and he broke his own bench press record in the process.
Trossachs man Petty Officer Medical Assistant (POMA) Chris Martin is already British Bench Press Champion and recently the mighty medic headed to the Physique and Power Gym in Glasgow for the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association's UK Master Championships.
Sybil won four gold medals in the 47kilogramme category for squat, bench press, dead lift, and total weight Sunday morning.
Tenders are invited for Supply and installation of gym equipment Leg Press with Hack Squat,Leg Extension/Curl Combo Machine,Smith Machine,Mid Row with LAT Pull Down Combine,Pec Dec/Rear Delta Machine,Cable Cross Over Functional Trainer,Flat/Incline Bench Press with Bar Stand and Bar Flat/Decline Bench Press with Bar Stand and Bar
The study of Scott (19) quantified EE of men and women who had experience in RT in two sets of leg press, bench press, and biceps curls at 60% and 80% of 1RM.
Multiple-joint exercises, such as bench press and back squat, require more complex neural responses, considering the high number of active muscles.
Emma's first title came as she lifted 200kg in the 75kg single-ply weight class of the bench press competition, followed by a lift of 191kg in the multi-ply bench press 82.
George Gordon was placed first in the teenage 75kg class and third in the men's 75kg class in the highly competitive push/ pull competition involving the bench press and deadlift.
The squat events and ladies bench press are on February 21 while the deadlift and men's bench press will be the next day.
Do some research on which moves target your muscles and try out variations of those, for instance - an incline bench press is better than a flat bench press.
A DURHAM power lifter has just returned from the World Classic Championships in South Africa with a bronze medal in the squat and a silver medal in the bench press.