bench press

1. a weightlifting exercise in which one lies supine on a bench and with both hands pushes a barbell or fixed weight upward from chest level to arm's length and then lowers it back to chest level: usually repeated in sets.
2. one complete repetition of this exercise.
3. this exercise as an event in weightlifting competition.

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