Me and a friend are following a routine that includes BB bench. My friend doesn't want to do it though, because he reckons it'd be better to do DB bench.
At the moment we are doing:
BB Bench 10,10,10,10
Incline DB Bench 12,10,8,6
Basically, the question i'm asking is; what does BB bench have over DB bench for strength and size? Why not just do DB?
(I think that its best to use variation, but he reckons its a bit pointless.)
"I'm gonna die with a dumbell in my hand." - stpatrick44
Age: 18 | Height: 5'10" | Weight: 80kgs (176lbs) | BF%: dunno
BB Bench 1 x 110kgs (242lbs) | Deadlift: 135kgs (300lbs) x 2 | Current Routine: Bodybuilding
You can make gains in strength and size from either movement. Some people swear by one while others swear by the other. I think if you're making progress dont screw with it till it stops or slows up.
Well for me, I make better gains with BB bench btu I tend to build my right side more than my left so every few weeks I switch to DB bench to even myself out and get the symmetry back. But I agree with sysopt that you should do whatever works best for u and don't change till u feel u plateau.
hmmmmmmm... will i ever be big enough?
With a BB bench, you can focus more on generating explosive power and generally go a bit heavier because you don't have to work as hard to stabilize the weight.
With DB bench, you get the benefit of the stabilization-work, and I also beleive you can usually get a bit better ROM through the exercise.
Doing 'em both is a good idea though, IMHO.