Equipment Bench Press

What is a Bench Press?

A bench press is a strength training exercise, the picture above is the exercise equipment used. Bench press is preformed on your back. The person doing the exercise lowers the weight to chest level then pushes it back up until the arm is straight and the elbows locked. The exercise focuses on the major pectoralis muscle as well as other supporting muscles.

There are several variations using subgroup muscles. You can incline, decline the bench to preform the exercise. Hand positioning can also be changed with a wider or narrow grip.

The exercise can also be preformed with dumbells or a barbell.

Try and use a spotter and light weights when starting out.