The bench press and its partner, the push up, are the best exercises for honing your upper body strength. While they may seem challenging at first, remember to take them a day at a time. Don't try to bench 100 pounds and don't immediately rush to do a one handed push up. Jumping in like that will only serve to discourage you from eventually surpassing 100 pounds and one hand.
Start slow. Start steady. Add just a little more each time, and you'll succeed.
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