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Bench press dumbbell/ barbell


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Excerpt: I was curious which you guys preferred doing. I have been working a lot on my chest and find dumbbells more effective for the chest then the barbell bench press. Should I be doing both anyway ?

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    Bench press dumbbell/ barbell

    I was curious which you guys preferred doing. I have been working a lot on my chest and find dumbbells more effective for the chest then the barbell bench press. Should I be doing both anyway ?

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    Re: Bench press dumbbell/ barbell

    I prefer barbell, because I'm into the whole powerlifting scene. Dumbells will trigger more muscle fibers and stabilizers for sure, though. That all said, don't pick one or the other. Do both.

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    Re: Bench press dumbbell/ barbell

    You should do both for best result.

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    Re: Bench press dumbbell/ barbell

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    Re: Bench press dumbbell/ barbell

    Quote Quote posted by Carnitine65 View Post
    I was curious which you guys preferred doing. I have been working a lot on my chest and find dumbbells more effective for the chest then the barbell bench press. Should I be doing both anyway ?
    Do what works best for you.

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    Re: Bench press dumbbell/ barbell

    I would incorporate both lifts. The more different techniques the better for significant gains.

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    Re: Bench press dumbbell/ barbell

    You should incorporate both along with machines. That is optimal
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