NapsGear.net

          Follow Us on Facebook        Subscribe to us on YouTube        Follow Us on Twitter        IronMagLabs on Instagram        Sign Up for our Newsletter


Should women bench press?

Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Peelosopher
    Crono1000's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    6,414
    Rep Points
    72105965

    Should women bench press?






    Tanya and I have been having a difference in opinion as far as weightlifting goes. She believes that bench pressing is primarily for men because it gives you a forward, masculine posture- arms inward and chest forward. She suggests that women should do more back exercises to bring your arms back and chest out and up, a generally more feminine frame. I have always worked out with guys so wut do I know, but I kinda figured it was the same for everyone and that working out your chest and arms through benchpressing would give you a feminine frame simply cuz she has da b00bies. So who's right?

  2. #2
    Patrick
    ELITE MEMBER
    P-funk's Avatar


    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    31,713
    Rep Points
    14837671

    i think women can bench press. definetly. they should do like the boys do.

    about the masculine posture though.....if that is what you look like, then you need to seriously lower the amount of benching you are doing and start rowing. start balancing out your shoulder movements.
    Optimum Sports Performance

    "In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, in the experts there are few."
    -Buddha's Little Instruction Book

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER
    min0 lee's Avatar


    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Bronx, NYC
    Posts
    44,751
    Rep Points
    802265827

    Why not?

  4. #4
    Peelosopher
    Crono1000's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    6,414
    Rep Points
    72105965

    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    Why not?
    cuz unlike you, some people want to look the same gender they were born as

  5. #5
    Fueled by Testosterone
    MODERATOR
    CowPimp's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    15,929
    Rep Points
    16817091

    That doesn't sound like manly posture. It sounds like poor posture. I think your chest looks more "proud" if you have better resting muscle tone in your posterior muscle and you don't exhibit kyphosis, scapular winging, or internal rotation of the humeri.

    The moral of the story is pressing is good for both sexes, but so is pulling. In general, most trainees of both sexes should do more pulling.
    The only time it's bad to feel the burn is when you're peeing...

    CowPimp Likes Iron - My Journal
    1RM Videos

  6. #6
    Follow @TheUnzippedFly
    soxmuscle's Avatar


    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    do work son
    Posts
    11,374
    Rep Points
    85268843

    Chicks dig the bench press.
    Age: 22 | Height: 5'8" | Weight: 150 lbs | Penis: 12 inches

  7. #7
    The F.u.t.u.r.e
    juggernaut2005's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    617
    Rep Points
    639074

    Quote Originally Posted by Crono1000 View Post
    Tanya and I have been having a difference in opinion as far as weightlifting goes. She believes that bench pressing is primarily for men because it gives you a forward, masculine posture- arms inward and chest forward. She suggests that women should do more back exercises to bring your arms back and chest out and up, a generally more feminine frame. I have always worked out with guys so wut do I know, but I kinda figured it was the same for everyone and that working out your chest and arms through benchpressing would give you a feminine frame simply cuz she has da b00bies. So who's right?
    Nope, just cook and do laundry

  8. #8
    I am Rollo Tomassee..
    ELITE MEMBER
    AKIRA's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    10,455
    Rep Points
    66562714

    I cant think of a logical reason why to not bench.

    First thing I thought was what Cow already said, poor posture.

    Shit my ex never worked out but she had great posture. A girl's posture can make or break her in a lot of cases.
    6' 203lbs (12-10-12)
    Bench 365 (12/3)
    Weighted Pullups 80lbs 3x3 (3/19)
    Squat 370
    Deadlift after herniation 385lbs 3x3 (3/17)
    NASM certified 2/06
    Journal

  9. #9
    IM lesbo extraordinaire
    crazy_enough's Avatar


    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    hauling dem weights
    Posts
    2,497
    Rep Points
    4864820

    Id be one unhappy lifter if I couldnt bench!!!
    Life is what you make of it, not what it makes you...TAKE CHARGE!

    http://www.boners.com/content/791433.1.jpg

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER
    min0 lee's Avatar


    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Bronx, NYC
    Posts
    44,751
    Rep Points
    802265827

    Quote Originally Posted by Crono1000 View Post
    cuz unlike you, some people want to look the same gender they were born as

  11. #11
    Cleaner
    Hoglander's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Vostok Antartica
    Posts
    2,082
    Rep Points
    18222518

    I agree that woman should bench press but they should also row. I like to bury my face in a woman's breasts and a woman that bench presses will have a better squeeze. I really like that and I like to see how long I can hold my breath in there. If the squeeze lets up before I run out of air I feel disappointed. For this reason alone women should be bench pressing.

  12. #12
    Registered User
    katt's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    5,400
    Rep Points
    29652394

    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut2005 View Post
    Nope, just cook and do laundry
    That comment will get you on all the girls shit list!

  13. #13
    Succinct
    ELITE MEMBER
    Witchblade's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Holland
    Posts
    4,469
    Rep Points
    2519459

    Quote Originally Posted by katt View Post
    That comment will get you on all the girls shit list!
    But on my Hall of Fame.

  14. #14
    Peelosopher
    Crono1000's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    6,414
    Rep Points
    72105965

    Q: What do you say to a woman with two black eyes?

    A: Nothing. You already told her twice.

  15. #15
    Cleaner
    Hoglander's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Vostok Antartica
    Posts
    2,082
    Rep Points
    18222518

    A: I'm here for you to make you feel safe. What do you want me to do?

  16. #16
    I am Rollo Tomassee..
    ELITE MEMBER
    AKIRA's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    10,455
    Rep Points
    66562714

    Quote Originally Posted by Crono1000 View Post
    Q: What do you say to a woman with two black eyes?

    A: Nothing. You already told her twice.
    6' 203lbs (12-10-12)
    Bench 365 (12/3)
    Weighted Pullups 80lbs 3x3 (3/19)
    Squat 370
    Deadlift after herniation 385lbs 3x3 (3/17)
    NASM certified 2/06
    Journal

  17. #17
    Registered User
    britlifter's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Great Britain
    Posts
    40
    Rep Points
    10

    Quote Originally Posted by CowPimp View Post
    That doesn't sound like manly posture. It sounds like poor posture. I think your chest looks more "proud" if you have better resting muscle tone in your posterior muscle and you don't exhibit kyphosis, scapular winging, or internal rotation of the humeri.

    The moral of the story is pressing is good for both sexes, but so is pulling. In general, most trainees of both sexes should do more pulling.
    cowpimp, when you say most should do more pulling than pushing, does that include both horizontal pulling and vertical pulling eg pullups?

  18. #18
    Fueled by Testosterone
    MODERATOR
    CowPimp's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    15,929
    Rep Points
    16817091

    Quote Originally Posted by britlifter View Post
    cowpimp, when you say most should do more pulling than pushing, does that include both horizontal pulling and vertical pulling eg pullups?
    Depends on the person. Sometimes too much vertical pulling is not the best idea if they have internally rotated humeri from hypertonicity in the lats. I would say most people need to row more though.
    The only time it's bad to feel the burn is when you're peeing...

    CowPimp Likes Iron - My Journal
    1RM Videos

  19. #19
    I enjoy SkyDiving
    ELITE MEMBER
    Plateau_Max's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    868
    Rep Points
    4631155






    The thing about internally rotated humeri is you just need to train the antagonists of the anterior muscles like the posterior delts, scapular retractors/depressors, etc. Rows, lat pulls, pull-ups, reverse flies, etc are not really bad for you but if your posture is messed up from over training your pecs, anterior delts, and traps you'll attract rotator cuff problems.

    With anything training wise, balance is key. Train the pull with as much attention and intensity as the push and make sure you're training muscles that oppose and support each other. Want to train your chest? Great, train your upper back. Want to train your traps? Great, train the entire range of your trap muscles with push and pull exercises.
    "Years of hard work for only a single moment of perfection is a worthy trade." - Myself

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-20-2011, 06:08 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-27-2011, 01:52 PM
  3. Bench Press Vs. Dumbell Press
    By boxingorilla in forum Training
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 10-16-2010, 07:09 PM
  4. Replacing bench press with corner press
    By gtbmed in forum Training
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-03-2010, 07:22 PM
  5. Incline Bench Press and Military Press
    By kiko in forum Training
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-11-2008, 11:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
DISABLED END -->