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 Herbert had an impressive pro day with 22 reps in the bench press and 40 times of 4.46 and 4.48 seconds. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2021 Berdeal recorded 215 pounds in the bench press and 185 pounds in the clean-and-jerk for a total of 400 pounds. Brett Shweky,, 26 Apr. 2021 His 30 bench press reps were best on the day and tied for 19th among all players lifting at pro days across the country this year, according to Pro Football Reference. oregonlive, 2 Apr. 2021 Crider showed up in a big way with 31 reps of 225 pounds at IU’s pro day, continuing a tradition of IU linemen getting over 30 reps in the bench press. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, 2 May 2021 Long said to be the strongest player in the program, Marshall recorded 36 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press at Arkansas’ pro day this spring. Scottie Bordelon, Arkansas Online, 1 May 2021 Tommy Togiai completed 40 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Matt Goul, cleveland, 28 Apr. 2021 Next, Wilson performed 26 repetitions with 225 pounds on the bench press. Edgar Thompson,, 31 Mar. 2021 Scouting Combine with the bench press on Wednesday. Mark Inabinett |, al, 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of bench press

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bench press was in 1953

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1 Jun 2021

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“Bench press.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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