The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Dumbell Bench vs Barbell Bench

    I've been doing barbell bench for a while now and I'm at the point where I can rep my weight. I never really did much dumbell bench until the other day and it felt like it hits alot of the stablilizer muscles. I really don't have much an idea of the difference. Is one better than the other? Thanks
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    What's a tone muscle?

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    I think what I was trying to refer to was stablilizer muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDS View Post
    What's a tone muscle?

    Stabiliser muscles??

    Edit: Doing the post the same time as above post
    Last edited by alex11012; 06-13-2008 at 09:15 AM.

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    I love the DB press. I used to do it all the time, because I did not have a place to BB bench. I found a bench and made the switch a couple months ago, and I'm constantly thinking of going back to the DB, because it felt so much better. The burn I got was better, and I seemed to be making better progress. Even Rippetoe hints that the DB press is more effective for everything besides a powerlifting meet.

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    i like the DB BP but our school only goes upto 100lbs DBs so I moved to the BB BP since I can add more weight. For overall strength I would say DB is way better since you actually involve alot more muscles though I say this coming from a MMA background, so stablizing muscles are hot **** for me. I alternate nowadays, just depends on what I am focusing on.
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    Well, you guys have to think about it this way. In terms of potential, you will have more weight on top of you benching with a BB. That alone requires a lot of strength, strength a person who uses DBs might not have.

    Really, doing both is the best way to assure yourself of a stronger bench.

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    On chest day, I do both - flat BB, low incline DB.
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