Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Weight Lifting for Women


Bench Press for Women

One of the most common exercises for the chest is the bench press for women. Practice good form for this weight lifting exercise by carefully following the directions below.

Assume starting position as shown.

Step 1
Assume starting position as shown.

Slowly bend at elbows and lower bar toward chest.

Step 2
Slowly bend at elbows and lower bar toward chest.

Return to start positin by pushing bar away from you and straightening arms out.

Step 3
Return to start position by pushing bar away from you and straightening arms out.

For more great exercises to improve your strength and fitness, check out:

This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Neither the Editors of Consumer Guide (R), Publications International, Ltd., the author nor publisher take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.