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    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?

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    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.
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    Why not?

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    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

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    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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    Id be one unhappy lifter if I couldnt bench!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crono1000 View Post
    cuz unlike you, some people want to look the same gender they were born as

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katt View Post
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