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Doctor insights on: Proper Bench Press Form

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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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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 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

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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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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