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Doctor insights on: 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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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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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