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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Marcy Pro Fold Flat Weight Bench
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
not rated £109.99
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 £149.99
SteelBody STB-10101 Flat Weight Bench
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
SteelBody STB-10105 Deluxe Adjustable Weight Bench
Back Pad: 6 position adjusts from flat, incline & 70 degrees upright (decline not available) | Saw-tooth Hooks: Secures the back pad
Seat Pad: Ergonomically grooved seat adjusts to 5 positions | Dual Steel Back Pad Supports: Even weight distribution for heavier loads
Framework: Heavy duty 3 x 3 inch beefy solid steel | Upholstery: 2-inch-thick | Feet: Rubber slip resistant load bearing non-marking
not rated £119.99
York Fitness B530 Heavy Duty Incline and Decline Bench
This heavy duty bench is well constructed with four position adjustable backrest (incline to decline)
Features five position height adjustable seat and heavy duty 2 inch uprights
Maximum load capacity of 200kg.
not rated £249.99
York Fitness Heavy Duty 2 in 1 Barbell Bench & Squat Stand
5 Position Adjustable Backrest – Decline through to Incline, Right up to 90 Degrees;
Compatible with Standard 1″ Bars that are 5ft Long; Maximum Capacity: 250kg (551lbs);
Adjustable Bar Rack Height: Lowest Position of 65cm (25.5″) and Highest of 132cm (52″);