bench press


Definition of bench press

: a lift or exercise in which a weight is raised by extending the arms upward while lying on a bench

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Other Words from bench press

bench-press \ ˈbench-​ˌpres How to pronounce bench-press (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of bench press in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Urankar would eventually bench press 300 pounds his senior year. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "CrossFit Games competitor Nick Urankar will continue to compete, but in his own way," 15 June 2020 The 6-3, 309-pound former Westfield standout ran the 40-yard dash in 5.2 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, bench pressing 225 pounds 25 times. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans sign TCU guard Cordel Iwuagwu," 25 Apr. 2020 At the Combine, Davidson’s efforts showed in his 5.04 second 40-yard dash and his 21 reps at the bench press. Giana Han, al, "Road to the Pros: Marlon Davidson ‘living it up’ as he prepares for the NFL Draft," 23 Apr. 2020 Some other former Buckeyes are saving the bench press until Ohio State’s Pro Day on March 25. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football’s Malik Harrison posts top linebacker cone drill time at 2020 NFL Scouting Combine," 1 Mar. 2020 The drills are the 40-yard dash, pro-agility, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, and L-cone. Tom Green |, al, "In his own words: Former Auburn lineman Jack Driscoll shares NFL Draft experience," 4 May 2020 The 321-pounder recorded 37 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press during February’s combine, second only to the 44 put up by Fresno State’s Netane Muti. Jon Blau, Indianapolis Star, "Green Bay Packers give IU football's Simon Stepaniak chance to chase NFL dream," 27 Apr. 2020 In addition to posting the fourth-fastest 40 time among defensive tackles at the combine (4.83), the 6-foot-3, 295-pound Madubuike also ranked eighth among all players at the combine with 31 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Matt Zenitz |, al, "Top SEC draft prospects? Most overhyped? SEC coaches weigh in," 21 Apr. 2020 Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor's post-draft comments Cincinnati Enquirer The NFL Draft is often about numbers: 40-yard dash times, bench press reps, vertical leap and all that. John Fay,, "Cincinnati Bengals used the NFL draft to make an attitude adjustment," 27 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of bench press

1953, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2020

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“Bench press.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bench press

: a lift or exercise in which a weight is raised by pushing your arms upward while you lie on a bench

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