Definition of bench press in English:

bench press

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noun

A bodybuilding and weightlifting exercise in which a lifter lies on a bench with the feet on the floor and raises a weight with both arms.
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  • When it comes time to test your strength for the bench press, squat or deadlift, timing can be everything.
  • Whether performed with a barbell or dumbbells, at an incline, flat or at a decline, the bench press is an exercise you don't want to overlook.
  • When an individual has to prove their worth in terms of strength, they inevitably turn to the most hallowed of exercises, the bench press.

verb

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(bench-press) [with object] Raise (a weight) in a bench press: Josh can bench-press more than 400 pounds [no object]: my elbow hurts when I bench-press
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  • Did you know most really good pro boxers cannot even bench-press their own weight?
  • He lifts weights and can bench-press five reps of 185 pounds.
  • You're never too old to bench-press a few pounds.

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