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    Dumbbell vs. Barbell Bench Press

    Dumbbell Bench Press vs. Barbell Bench Press

    I was just wondering what are the advantages and the disadvantages of each and what do you guys prefer?

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    BB- more weight, more control

    DB- less weight, less control, but you can go drop further down, get more ROM
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    I dont think either is better.The barbell bench is an excellent mass builder.More weight can be used,and is just a great all around power movement.However,dumbells can also be a great builder/shaper for the pecs.Bringing the elbows in or angling the weightsthemselves inward can give you a nice variation.I use to use dumbells exclusively for years,when I was a bodybuilder,with great results.I am of course partial to the barbell now that I powerlift.
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    I just do both.
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    barbell...more weight better control

    dbs....allows you to work around injuries, better ROM and makes each side work independently to bring up the lagging side. Dont need a spotter if you get pinned, just drop it to the side.

    each as its good points and bad points, Do both and get the benefits of each.
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    I use both, they're both great exercises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoseAlonso View Post
    I use both, they're both great exercises.
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    their both great so alternate between the two so ur chest wont get used to the barbell to much. dumbells also require u to stabalize the weight so it helps build ur shoulders. so yeah jus alternate every couple of weeks.
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    I thınk that dumbbells are good for ıf your chest needs workıng on, otherwıse the barbell recruıts more muscles so ıt ıs probably better off for overall mass and strength.

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