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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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Curvey (5-7, 157 pounds) bench-pressed 290 pounds - nearly twice his body weight.
96 grade-point average, bench-pressed 390 pounds during the Moorpark's workouts in August.
He bench-pressed 185 pounds 36 times (second-best was 22 and only five of 63 participants managed more than 20) ran a 4.