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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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After several months, I was bench pressing twice my bodyweight and squatting nearly as much without passing out.
yesterday morning, a 27-year-old man surnamed Lee was bench pressing a heavy weight without a spotter at a gym in Taichung's Xitun District when his arms suddenly gave way and the barbell fell right on top of his neck near his clavicle.
CEO of Cybex, Art Hicks, said : "Over the years, strength training has evolved from simply bench pressing weight to using selectorized equipment as part of a more complex and balanced fitness routine.