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    If I do Dumbbell presses will I be able to do Bench presses with more or less weight?

    Im 14 and i dont go to the gym but i have a flat/incline bench at home.

    I dont have a barbell but i still do dumbbell presses. If i do bench presses will i be able to do them with more or less weight.

    Basiclly, are bench presses eaiser than dumbbell.

    Also, if i buy a barbell will i be able to use it even tho i dont have the thing at the back of the bench to hold it?

    or will it be too hard to get into the right position.

    thanks

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    You probably wont be able to use the same amount of weight with dumbbells. For example, if you can bench 200 lbs, you probably wont be able to press two 100 lb dumbbells.

    You might be able to bench without a rack for now (with a spotter), but you will soon be pushing too much weight for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennisrox4 View Post
    Im 14 and i dont go to the gym but i have a flat/incline bench at home.

    I dont have a barbell but i still do dumbbell presses. If i do bench presses will i be able to do them with more or less weight.

    Probably more once you get used to the barbell press

    Basiclly, are bench presses eaiser than dumbbell.

    Not easier per se, there are other factors that come into play such as balance and using the stronger arm to help lift the weight.

    Also, if i buy a barbell will i be able to use it even tho i dont have the thing at the back of the bench to hold it?

    Not really. Once the weight gets heavy it's going to get dangerous. I'd still get a bar though, and use it for deadlifts.

    or will it be too hard to get into the right position.

    You could always sub in floor presses and dips.

    thanks
    Just wondering...what does your routine look like? Exercises, sets, reps and days? It would help people give more informed answers.
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