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barbell bench press vs. dumbbell bench press


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Excerpt: which one do u do and is there a difference?? which one is more effective? I was doing dumbell for a couple weeks and then did bench with the bar and incline with the bar and WOW I was sore the next day (a good soreness)

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    barbell bench press vs. dumbbell bench press

    which one do u do and is there a difference??

    which one is more effective?

    I was doing dumbell for a couple weeks and then did bench with the bar and incline with the bar and WOW I was sore the next day (a good soreness)

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    I switch between both every few months or so.

    DB seems to hit my pecs more directly, while I feel like I get an "all over" pump from BB.

    I can only do DB for inclines, though.


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    i like to do DB's for incline and BB for flat since its a bitch trying to get up and down on the flat bench holding the heavy DB's, know what im sayin?

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    Originally posted by b fold the truth
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    glad someone said it. im getting tired of the same freaking threads every day.

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    Originally posted by b fold the truth
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    Maybe he wants some different opinions.

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    I quit doing barbell for years, and only did dumbells, have to say
    my strength was good, and definately less aches and pains. I think development wise it may not matter, it's kind of an individual
    thing, but for aches and pains, db's are much easier on you.

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    Originally posted by gettinlarger


    glad someone said it. im getting tired of the same freaking threads every day.
    So go watch FightClub again then.

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