bench presses

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by cossie1990, Jun 4, 2005.

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  1. i was just wondering do brench presses have the same effect as press ups? so if i crack out loads of bench presses will they improve the amount of press ups i can do?

    thanks in advance,
    c1990
     
  2. They do, in that they work your arms and chest muscles but the main difference is that bench presses dont work your back, abs and legs like a pressup does.

    Just think about it.

    When doing a pressup, you have to keep your body straight. This takes a lot of effort and strength. Contrast that to a bench press where your body is supported.

    Use the press up as a general strengthening exercise and the bench press as a conditiong exercise for the arms and chest.

    good luck