U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why isn't my bench press weight increasing?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Muscles stronger: Muscles respond to repetitive force application by getting stronger. The actual individual muscle fibers become more larger and more efficient at being recruited "on demand" when a particular exercise (bench press) is performed.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 37-year-old member asked:

What should you have to do to increase weight on your bench press?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Bench press: Seems simple, but if you want to increase your bench press, then you have to keep bench pressing. There are many different schemed available. Work with a strength coach to help you or access resources for lifting online. Make sure you are eating right and taking adequate time for rest in between chest days to allow you body time to recover.

Related questions

A 21-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 28-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 24-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jan 7, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.