The Bench Press Exercise
Exercise type. The barbell bench press is a compound, multiple joint upper body pushing exercise intended to increase strength and development in muscles within the chest, anterior (front) shoulder girdle, and posterior elbow joint.
Benefits of the exercise. The barbell bench press is often performed as a means to assess as well as enhance upper body strength, power, and endurance for athletic, occupational, and functional performance as well as muscle development
Ronai, P. (2018). The bench press exercise. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, 22(6), 52-57. doi:10.1249/FIT.0000000000000432
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