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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.
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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
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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.
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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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His athletes are hyper-focused, lifting three times a week to work on the three powerlifts back squats (squatting with weight), dead lifts (lifting weight from the ground) and bench presses (pressing weight from your chest).
Brochey, if not the strongest, is almost certainly in the top 10 based on his recent bench presses. He can bench 280 pounds.
Shown here, Hopkins is using the station's treadmill and the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device to perform this challenging workout -- four rounds of 200m run, 11 thrusters, 200m run, 11 shoulder presses, 200m run and 11 bench presses.
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Researchers assigned roughly 260 middle-aged, sedentary, obese men and women with diabetes to one of four groups: (a) walking on a treadmill for 140 minutes a week, (b) strength training (bench presses, leg presses, etc.) three days a week for a total of 140 minutes, (c) strength training twice a week for a total of 30 to 40 minutes plus 110 minutes a week on the treadmill, or (d) no exercise program.
The effect of rest interval length on repeated maximal bench presses. J Strength Cond Res 1994; 8:58-61.
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There are too many people that are doing the squats and bench presses and they forget about the center portion, or trunk, of the body.
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Power lifting is set in three disciplines - bench presses, dead lifting and squats, moves which only a professional could undertake.
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Not comfortable doing bench presses? Try doing 50 straight push-ups with proper form.