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    What ChrisH's Avatar
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    Mar 2002
    Wilmslow, nr. Manchester

    BB Bench

    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

  2. #2
    PR blaster!
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    Sep 2001
    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.

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    Strongman PowerBuilder bob2624's Avatar
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    Jul 2002
    Long Island
    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?

    Age- 17
    Height- 5'10"
    Weight- 160

    RAW lifts
    Bench- 225(1)

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    Mar 2002
    Kitchener, ON
    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.


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