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bench-press

[bench-pres]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to perform a bench press with (a weight): He is small but can bench-press more than 400 pounds.
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bench press

noun
  1. a weightlifting exercise in which one lies supine on a bench and with both hands pushes a barbell or fixed weight upward from chest level to arm's length and then lowers it back to chest level: usually repeated in sets.
  2. one complete repetition of this exercise.
  3. this exercise as an event in weightlifting competition.
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Origin of bench press

First recorded in 1975–80
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bench press

noun
  1. 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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verb bench-press
  1. (intr) to carry out one or more bench presses
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