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Doctor insights on: Ben Wallace Bench Press

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have man boobs but not massive ones and i bench press?

What to do if I have man boobs but not massive ones and i bench press?

Implants: Depending on size of breast and what you are comfortable with you could increase breast size by using implants under pectoral muscle which shouldn't interfere with bench pressing. Occassionally latissimus flaps are turned to add extra skin to breast site and allow prosthesis to be implanted under them. ...Read more

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What can cause pain when I bench press?

Varies: Multiple potential causes in a 53 year old weight lifter- Tendonitis, muscle strain, arthritis in the sterno clavicular and acromio clavicular joints, among other possibilities. Consider being seen. May need to lower the amount of weight being lifted. Consider cross training rather than one workout over and over to prevent over use injuries. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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

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? ...Read more