bench press


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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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Barbell bench presses-Anyone who walks into a weights room would gravitate towards the bench press. After all, this is the king of all upper-body exercises that will primarily build the chest, shoulders and also hit the triceps.
The Gazette reported in early 2018 how the powerlifter, who lived in Peterlee but was originally from Acklam, 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.
Phil Middleton, of Wilnecote, managed to squat lift 200 kilograms, bench press 151 kilograms and deadlift 221 kilograms at the West Midlands British Powerlifting Master and Juniors completion held in Solihull at the weekend.
Emily Dodd, 24, fromGuildford, is 5ft 2ins tall and can deadlift the equivalent weight of a giant panda (155kg), squat 18 bowling balls (120kg), and bench press 20 cats (80kg).
However, Pakistani athlete Affan bagged four medals in powerlifting with one medal each in combined squat, bench press, deadlift and individual events.
Nearly 80 athletes from 13 schools competed in nine separate weight classes in bench press, parallel squat, and power clean.
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The four disciplines being contested were Viking Press (Overhead Lift), The squat, Bench Press and Deadlift.
KARACHI -- Mustafa Faran Baig will be returning a happy man as he became the first Pakistani to win the Asian Classic Power-Lifting Championship in 15 years, as he grabbed overall silver but two gold medals for recording the most amounts of weights in squat and dead-lifts in Mongolia on Friday along with one bronze in bench press.
For example, while the barbell bench press can be a safe and effective exercise for someone with the right knowledge base, a novice exerciser might not know proper form, and improper form increases the risk for injury.
Al Bustan Centre & Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, is the official hotel of the 11th Asian Bench Press Championship happening on September 18 to 24, 2018 at the Dubai Club for People of Determination.