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Doctor insights on: Average Dumbbell Bench Press

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Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Both: Are good. Better may include which one you could perform in the correct way.

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Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same weight). The bench press is a great exercise as well, but it does work a more specific muscle group and is intrinsically more stable because both arms are linked in trying to balance the moving weight load.

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Can you tell me how I could bench press and curl dumbells pain free I have low bulge disc?

It is possible: Lifting weights is not a good idea at all for you with your condition. You can discuss with your doctor if it would be okay to try bicep curlsmwith a weight belt on. I think bench pressing may be too much strain on the lower back even with a belt.

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What is the average bench press for a normal male?

What is the average bench press for a normal male?

Wide range: There is no true average as this is a function of fitness. However, some professions that have fitness requirements state that a male should be able to bench press his body weight.

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What's a bench press?

What's a bench press?

Weight lifting: Bench press is a common weight lifting exercise where you lay on a bench and lift weights place on a barbell. This exercises the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles and to a lessor extend the triceps muscles.

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How to increase my bench press max?

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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Why isn't my bench press weight increasing?

Why isn't my bench press weight increasing?

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.

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How to know if I should increase my bench press?

How to know if I should increase my bench press?

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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Why doesn't bench press work for me to bulk up?

See below: It is possible that you are doing using enough weight or doing enough reps.

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How many men can bench press their own body weight?

How many men can bench press their own body weight?

Weight lifting: There is no statics on this question.

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Hello. Does push ups will have a same result with bench press?

Hello. Does push ups will have a same result with bench press?

Partially: Push-ups and bech press do use some of the same muscle groups. Probably the biggest difference is the ability to vary or increase the weight when doing bench press. Your ability to change weight doing push ups is fairly limited.

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What type of bench press technique should I use if I broke my ulna?

What type of bench press technique should I use if I broke my ulna?

None until healing: You should get current xrays to confirm healing and clearance from your md before resuming bench press. Once healed you can resume your usual technique (except in extenuating circumstances), just be smart about gradually increasing weight/reps/sets/intensity--you won't be 100% and could risk injuring other structures if you do too much too soon. See an orthopedic specialist in your area.

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What are some ways to stay fit with regards to using a bench press?

What are some ways to stay fit with regards to using a bench press?

Repititions: Fitness rather than bulk is a lifelong goal for many. You will do more for yourself over the years by having endurance. You can use a lighter wieght - not a struggle to press - and up the reps to 20 - 30, per set. You can do ladder progressions up and down. You can include decline, incline and flat presses in the routine. Always focusing on repititions and, if you like, muscle fatigue. Have fun.

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Can you tell me is 20 kg increase in bench press a lot in 4-5 months?

No.: It is not too much over a 4-5 month period. If your chest muscles become excessively sore after a weight increase, then that's an indication that you may have increased too much weight.

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How come I have consistent headaches after doing bench press in the gym?

How come I have consistent headaches after doing bench press in the gym?

Gritting teeth: A lot of people grit their teeth when exercising or doing strenuous activity. This makes some facial muscles sore and is very hard on the teeth and jaw bone. Keeping your teeth apart when exercising should help.