Bench Press
The bench press is a piece of equipment used for upper body strength training exercise consisting of pressing a weight upwards from a supine position. While exercising, you will be working the pectoralis major as well as supporting chest, arm, and shoulder muscles such as the anterior deltoids. Other muscles to benefit from this workout are: serratus anteriorcoracobrachialisscapulae fixerstrapezii, and the triceps. Using a  barbell to hold the weight is advantageous, but a pair of dumbbells can also be used.

The barbell bench press is one of three lifts in the sport of powerlifting(alongside the deadlift and squat). This is used extensively in weight trainingbodybuilding, and other types of training to develop the chest muscles.

bench press

noun
 

1. 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.

verb
 

1. raise (a weight) in a bench press.

“Josh can bench-press more than 400 pounds”

People performing this exercise should lie on their back on a bench with a weight grasped in both hands. Once in the correct position, they push the weight upwards until their arms are extended. Taking care to avoid the elbows locking because this can cause injury. When the arms are fully extended, they can then lower the weight to chest level. This is one repetition (rep).

Powerlifting: Taking the position on a flat bench, with body weight resting on buttocks and upper traps. You need to drive with your feet into the floor. As a result of this kind of movement, the weight will be taken at full arms’ length, lowered to the upper torso, paused, and then lifted to starting position.

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  • adidas Essential Benches

    Upholstered foam back pad offers comfort and support.
    Position adjustable foam ankle pads for improved stability.
    Incline, decline and flat back pad adjustment.
    Non-marking rubber feet reduce movement.

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  • adidas Utility Workout Bench – Black

    A versatile training tool, the adidas utility bench is the ideal platform for upper body workouts
    Made from hollow steel with a 25 Inch thick oversized pad, the bench combines stability with comfort for top performance
    Engineered with a max load of 215 kg, the utility bench is built to push your training further

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  • Adjustable Benches Folding Weight Bench Foldable Dumbbell Bench Sideboard Home Fitness Chair Load-bearing 100kg Gym…

    Sports & Outdoors / Fitness / Strength Training Equipment / Weight Lifting / Benches / Adjustable Benches
    ♥【comfort】: large cushion area, the surface is pu material, the interior is thick sponge substrate, thick cushion, 80+50mm, comfortable and beautiful.
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  • Body Revolution Adjustable Weight Bench | HIIT Fitness

    Body Revolution Adjustable Weight Bench | Folding Weights Bench | 6 position Incline and Decline | Workout Bench | Bench…

    Features:

    • Official Body Revolution Weight Bench
    • Adjustable Weightlifting Gym Bench
    • 6 Incline and Decline Positions
    • Collapsible Foldable Storage Design
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    • Maximum Weight Limit (Including User): 250kg Approx.
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  • Bodymax CF325 FID Utility Bench

    Classic flat /incline bench
    Adjusts to 5 positions from flat to 90 degrees with chromed locator pins
    Incorporates dumbbell storage and convenient transportation wheels

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  • Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Bench Series

    Transform any space into a personal free weight fitness center
    Adjusts to six different positions, 17-degree decline to 90-degree incline
    Comes with a removable leg hold-down brace for added decline position support

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    FLYBIRD Adjustable Weight Bench, Utility Workout Benchs Incline/Decline to Perfect for Multiple Workout

    【ADJUSTABLE BENCH】 This Utility Adjustable Bench is Designed with 6 Back Position Adjustment & 4 Seat Position Adjustment and fits any User for Full Body Workout.
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    【SAFE & HIGH QUALITY BENCH】Our Adjustable weight Bench Support 450-pound load capacity. Built with heavy-duty commercial quality steel the weight bench is very steady and durable.

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  • GLKTE HYS Multi-function Dumbbell Bench Men and Women Home Sit-ups Supine Board Fitness Equipment Home Fitness Chair

    ★ [Material]: Selected high-quality nightgown cotton, with thick footrest foam and support handles, plastic non-slip feet, tighten the rope.
    ★[Quality fitness chair can guarantee your safety] Mechanical support, stable and safe, thick pipe, maximum load-bearing 150KG; high-density PU leather pad gives you more comfort.
    ★[Full body exercise equipment] is very suitable for shoulder press, abdominal muscle training, leg exercise and so on.

    not rated £169.00
  • GLKTE HYS Weightlifting Dumbbell Bench Multi-function Household Abdominal Muscles Fitness Chair Men and Women Sit-ups…

    ★[Features]: The overall steel tube of the equipment is thicker and the movement is more assured. The seven-speed adjustment can meet the requirements of different fitness groups, and the folding design saves space.
    ★[Quality fitness chair can guarantee your safety] Mechanical support, stable and safe, thick pipe, maximum load-bearing 300KG; high-density PU leather pad gives you more comfort.
    ★ [Full body exercise] is very suitable for shoulder press, abdominal muscle training, leg movement and so on.

    not rated £246.39
  • HATHOR-23 Adjustable Weight Bench, Foldable Incline/Decline Bench Press, for Lifting Sit Up, Home Gym and Full Body…

    Made of high quality materials – Wider and thicker leather panels make your workout more enjoyable.Good leather, soft skin, but also breathable, easier to clean.
    Multiple gears adjustable – More angles to meet the needs of different groups, 4 stall adjustable lengthened headrest, removable design, easier to clean. Foot brace height 2 stall adjustable removable design.
    Heavy abdominal muscle plate: The back of the chair is made of two thickened pipes, which are made of both sides, more stable and safe.

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    JX FITNESS Adjustable Weight Bench Home Training Gym Weight Lifting Sit Up Ab Bench Flat Incline Decline Multiuse…

    ✔ PERFECT FOR A FULL-BODY WORKOUT: This multi workout bench can provide you a variety of exercise, perfect for biceps curls, bench press, shoulder press, ab muscle training, leg exercise and more. It’s a great device for a full-body workout at home or at gym.
    ✔ ADJUSTABLE FIVE- POSITION: Classic flat & incline bench, as well as dumbbell & barbell exercises. Also can be adjusted as sit up bench. An extra set of resistance bands help in boosting your strength training without dumbbell.
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  • Marcy Adjustable Utility SB-510 Weight Bench, Black, One Size

    Purpose: Starter multi-functional bench use with dumbbells or rack; adjustable: eight-positions to 75 degrees upright, incline, flat and decline
    Rapid adjustments: Pop-pin adjusts angle in seconds; secure in any angle: threaded pop-pin screws firmly in place; seat pad: fixed
    Adjustable leg holder: Three-positions secure your legs for crunches; slip resistant feet; framework: 14-gauge heavy duty solid steel

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  • Marcy Pro EasyBuild Adjustable Weight Bench Folding, Black, One Size

    • Purpose – Multi-functional starter bench for use with dumbbells, a rack, or ab bench; easy build – 90% pre-assembled, use in minutes.
    • Five-position back pad – adjusts to 67 degrees upright, incline, flat and decline; quick fold design – collapses flat for compact storage.
    • Ab crunch feature – transforms into an ab bench; secure adjustments – slotted rapid release pin; adjustable front leg – four heights
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  • Marcy TSA-5762 Half Smith Machine and Weight Bench

    • Bench (fixed to rack): Five position decline, flat, incline & upright
    • Leg and arm curl included
    • Solid Construction Frame: 14 gauge solid steel
      Commercial grade Smith press: Uses ultra-glide bushings for smooth motion
    • seven hook-in points
    • safety stops: Prevent bar dropping
      Adapter sleeves: 1 inch standard or 2 inch Olympic plates
    • off-the-floor base: Enhanced durability and robustness
    • upholstery: 2.5 inch thick
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  • Mirafit Heavy Duty 260kg FID Weight Bench

    Mirafit M2 Heavy Duty Adjustable Weight Bench – Semi pro/commercial grade 260kg bench – Black and orange design
    Fully adjustable – 6 Backrest angles and 4 seat angles – Flat, decline and incline positions
    Perfect for dumbbell exercises, bench presses etc – Built in handle and castors for easy movement – Extra thick comfortable black padded cushions

    not rated £169.99
A conventional bench press uses pectoralis major muscle, anterior deltoid, coracobrachialis to horizontally adduct the shoulder. It also uses predominantly triceps brachii and anconeus to extend the elbows. Wider hand spacing places a greater emphasis on shoulder flexion and narrower hand spacing utilizes more elbow extension. Because of this, wider hand spacing is associated with training the pectorals and narrower hand spacing is associated with training the triceps. In addition to the major phasic (dynamic) muscles, the bench press also uses tonic (stabilising) muscles: scapular stabilisers (serratus anterior, middle and inferior trapezius), humeral head stabilizers (rotator cuff muscles), and core (transverse abdominis, obliques, multifidus, erector spinae, quadratus lumborum)