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bench press

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
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Workout Two: Bench Presses (1x12), Leg Presses (1x20), Seated Rows (1x15), Squats (1x12), Incline Presses (1x15), Front Lunges (1x12), Barbell Rows (1x20), Side Lunges (1x12), Shoulder Presses (1x12), Hyperextensions (1x20), Seated Twists with 25 lb.
Set 2 for squats or bench presses could be done using the old "21s" style.
For bench presses, go 7 times up a quarter from the chest; press to full extension, lower the bar a quarter 7 times; then finish with 7 regular bench presses.
Employ this technique with bench presses (5 seconds lowering bar to chest and 10 seconds pressing the bar to full extension).
Squats and bench presses are multi-joint exercises, affecting more muscles per movement.
Instead of bench presses, try 21s with pushups--bringing a new dimension to this body weight-only exercise
You, too, must "throw curves" at your muscles by often changing rep speeds or "throwing a change-up" by starting 1 session with squats, next workout with bench presses, and next with rows.
After at least one off-day, they may resume their regimen with deadlifts, bench presses, dips, and overhead presses.
They should vary the sequence of exercise, starting with bench presses one day and with squats the next day.
I had never lifted weights in my life until four weeks ago,'' said Holmes, who bench presses 385 pounds.
Lopez (5-10, 190) is a strong lifter who bench presses 250.
He bench presses 415 pounds and is only getting stronger.