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A 40-year-old member asked:

How to increase my bench press max?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Slowly: You may only be able to add a pound at a time. It will help if you increase your reps at your max weight and then when fresh add weight and plan on less reps

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if I should increase my bench press?

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Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Not sure : I'm not sure what you are asking. Can you provide more info? Are you starting to lift weights or are you wanting to modify your program?
A 48-year-old member asked:

How to know if I should increase my bench press?

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Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 41 years experience
What is your goal?: If you are looking for tone, lesser weight with more reps is needed. If you are looking to increase muscle mass, fewer reps with more weight. You should not increase the weight until you feel you can do more reps with less difficulty. This way, your routine doesn't revert from increasing muscle mass to toning.

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Last updated Feb 17, 2015

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