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Author Topic: i thinking of switching to dumbels for all upper body work, what is the benefit  (Read 1317 times)
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« on: August 30, 2013, 02:37:47 PM »

of barbells?


dumbells seems better for symmetrical development and there is no need to ask a douchebag for a spot
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 02:46:59 PM »

today i did flat bench with 40kg dumbels about 12 reps in the first set, by the 4th set about 8 reps

it was embarrassing low weight to use but in future i can get up to 90kg like rc
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 04:40:46 PM »

of barbells?


dumbells seems better for symmetrical development and there is no need to ask a douchebag for a spot

I agree with you here.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 07:06:07 AM »

of barbells?


dumbells seems better for symmetrical development and there is no need to ask a douchebag for a spot


Seems likenyou know what your doing by the look of your avi.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 10:22:35 AM »

if your not a powerlifter there is no need to use a BB for flat presses or inclines. yes, use Db.
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 06:41:45 AM »

db's better range of motion and the balance factor gives more stimulation to the muscle. plus different arm angles can help you thru an injury as long as the weight can be controlled , just my 2 cents on the matter. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 06:43:29 AM »

can you use dumbels to replace barbell rows?

i dont mean one arm dumbel rows, i dont like them

what about double dumbel rows bent over?
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2013, 05:07:07 PM »

can you use dumbels to replace barbell rows?

i dont mean one arm dumbel rows, i dont like them

what about double dumbel rows bent over?

ive made better progress with barbell personally but DBs are also good because of their versatility. key is go heavy but keep a FRM and stretch. pyramid 12 8 6 4 as heavy as possible.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2013, 05:47:32 PM »

of barbells?


dumbells seems better for symmetrical development and there is no need to ask a douchebag for a spot


either will do the trick if you drop it on your face

good luck
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2013, 08:24:09 PM »

db's better range of motion and the balance factor gives more stimulation to the muscle. plus different arm angles can help you thru an injury as long as the weight can be controlled , just my 2 cents on the matter. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2013, 09:25:48 PM »

Easier on my shoulders using dbs for bench. Follows a more natural path than a barbell. I've also seen better pec development using dbs. But problems can arise if you go too heavy and use lower reps because of stability issues with that first rep. Keep reps above 8.
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2013, 01:20:26 AM »

with barbel i barely feel anything in the pecs, with dumbel the pecs feel like they are doing all the work


so i guess the choice is obvious


to bad because barbell press looks cool but in the end you cant takee your barbel bench to the club, your physique is what makes you stand out from the chumps and gets you the whores, not your fucking bench press numbers
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 02:59:04 PM »

The older I get the more I move away from barbell work. Dumbbells allows your joints to move in a more natural path.  Try dumbbell flat benching sometime with your hands facing each other. It really takes the pain away from the shoulder joint.
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 03:01:37 PM »

the only thing barbel seems more suited for is narrow grip bench for triceps


or do you fellas do that with dumbbells as well? (double karate fist grip)
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 03:08:57 PM »

i trained chest and tris today and it was all machine work

1. pec-dec
2. hammer incline
3. bent-over pressdown
4. v-bar pressdown
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