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 anterior, coracobrachialis, scapulae fixers, trapezii, 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 training, bodybuilding, and other types of training to develop the chest muscles.
noun1. 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.
verb1. 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 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
Body Revolution Adjustable Weight Bench – Folding Weights Bench with 6 Incline and Decline Positions and Padded Support
- Official Body Revolution Weight Bench
- Adjustable Weightlifting Gym Bench
- 6 Incline and Decline Positions
- Collapsible Foldable Storage Design
- Padded EVA Foam Cushioning
- Dry Wife Surface
- Non-Slip Feet
- Built in Wheels for Easy Transportation
- Maximum Weight Limit (Including User): 250kg Approx.
- Free Shipping to Mainland UK
not rated £75.99
JX FITNESS Adjustable Weight Bench Home Training Gym Weight Lifting Sit Up Ab Bench Flat Incline Decline Multiuse Exercise Workout Bench
✔ 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.
✔ HEAVY-DUTY CONSTRUCTION: Solid and durable tubular construction, which provides you more stability and safety for your exercise. High-density form padding give you more comfort.
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
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
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
SportPlus Flat / Incline Workout Bench – Max. User Weight 130 kg – Foldable
Versatile weight bench for effective dumbbell and upper body training.
Individually adjustable foot, backrest and seat pads.
Ideal for targeted fitness training of torso muscles on both the flat and incline bench.
not rated £149.95
Sportstech BRT500 Innovative Weight Bench with Unique Design, Ergonomic EVA Padding Material, Intelligent Folding System, Anti-slip – Folding Fitness Bench
MULTITALENT: The 8in1 fitness bench provides almost limitless possibilities for training: Also perfect as a stomach & back trainer as well as for push-ups, bench presses, leg lifters & biceps curls. Also included is a large XXL exercise poster with 12 effective exercises.
EVA POLSTERMATERIAL: Perfectly shaped and trendy upholstery made of hard-wearing and tear-resistant EVA material – water-repellent and odourless at the same time.
INTELLIGENT FOLDING SYSTEM: The BRT500 folding weight bench can be converted in a flash. The incline bench can be folded in a few seconds. The lever handle bench is easy to stow away because it is ultra compact.
SteelBody By Marcy STB-10101 Flat Weight Bench – Lifetime Frame Warranty
Purpose: Robust, versatile bench to combine with dumbbells or a rack | Fixed One-Position Design: Increases structural integrity
Framework: Heavy duty 3 x 3 inch beefy solid steel | Upholstery: 2-inch-thick | Paint Finish: Chip resistant powder coated paint
Stabilizers: No-tip balanced front and rear frame | Feet: Slip resistant load bearing rubber feet non-marking | Transport Wheels