bench press

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bench press a weightlift in which you lie on your back on a bench and press weights upward
    • n bench press a small punch press mounted on a workbench
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Usage

In literature:

He sighed and pressed on the bench with both hands to raise himself.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
One hand clutched the back of the bench whereon she had been sitting, the other hand pressed tightly against her side.
"Otto of the Silver Hand" by Howard Pyle
One's crushed to death on the press bench, and I've an article to write.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
One's crushed to death on the press bench, and I've an article to write.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
She did not see how his left hand was twitching and how he stilled its movement by pressing it against the bench.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
We know what a modern trial is; we know what the modern press is; and, unhappily, we know what the modern bench is.
"The Great Adventure" by Arnold Bennett
Pressing through this solid mass of human beings, the bailiff led him to a seat directly in front of the bench of judges, and there left him.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Noiselessly she came to the bench upon which Palafox sat, and pressed close to his side.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Beale set his teeth and manoeuvred for a lock grip, but he was badly placed, pressed as he was against the edge of the bench.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
He dropped down on a bench and pressed his face in his hands.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
When she had gone, he sank down on a bench like a heavily burdened man and pressed his hands to his eyes.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
Remove the press-jack and lay trousers flat on the table or bench that has been covered with felt or cloth (melton, kersey or thibet).
"The Copeland Method" by Vanness Copeland
She sank with a groan upon the bench; she pressed her face in her hands, and sobbed as if her heart were breaking.
"Problematic Characters" by Friedrich Spielhagen
They nestled on the boat bottom pressed close against each other with their heads leaning against the bench on which Konrad had been sitting.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
As she did so, he followed until she was pressed into the corner of the bench.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
She was sitting on the selfsame bench on which her father-in-law had sat, when he confided his pressing difficulties to Hawermann.
"An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. III (of III)." by Fritz Reuter
When the bench, the bar, the police, and the press were duly represented that afternoon, Mr. Stephen Ogilvey spoke fully and frankly.
"The House 'Round the Corner" by Gordon Holmes
To warm themselves a little they would press close to each other on the narrow benches, to which they were chained, five and five.
"The Knight of Malta" by Eugene Sue
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In news:

WMU hockey coach Andy Murray pressing all the right buttons in first two seasons behind (and on) bench .
Greg Powell, 47, holds the world record in the Men's Masters 220-pound class for bench pressing 650 pounds during the Association of Benchers and Deadlifters event in Las Vegas last month.
WMU hockey coach Andy Murray pressing all the right buttons in first two seasons behind (and on) bench.
The Associated Press New Jersey Nets' Yi Jianlian, of China, looks on from the bench.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Lou Gehrig , pictured here during Spring Training in 1936, broke into the Yankees' lineup, due to manager Miller Huggins shaking up the lineup and benching Wally Pipp.
Cherokee Widner is a 6th-grader who can bench press 185 pounds.
8 Great Tips For A Better Bench Press.
The bench press on the other hand only focuses on the chest, shoulders and triceps.
The push-up not only works more muscles than the bench press, there is no equipment needed.
Break through a bench press plateau with this tried and true technique.
The bench press is a staple in most men's exercise regimens, and even a point of pride when it comes to gloating about their max.
REVERSE -GRIP BENCH PRESSES.
You may not be the biggest guy in your gym, and you may not have the best bench press, but you can still get the attention of everyone around you while working every major muscle in your body.
Exercises that should be spotted include the squat, front squat, shoulder press, bench press, and lying triceps extension.
Here are the best items to pack in your gym bag, so you'll be able to focus on your bench press and not carry a heavy, sweaty shirt on your back.
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