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Will using an assisted bench press decrease my gains?

Will using an assisted bench press decrease my gains?

No: Just need to make sure you are using good form and doing a weight that is appropriate for your goals. ...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

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Depends: It's not the standard, but it all depends on the muscle groups you are trying to workout ...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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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. ...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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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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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