I'm trying to follow the WBB #1 routine as closely as possible.
I've made two changes:
1) Dumbbell flat bench instead of barbell. My left pec is bigger than my right; I'm trying to balance them out.
2) Seated calf machine instead of standing. My calves are pretty strong and it stresses me out to have all of that weight on my shoulders (there's no standing calf machine).
Are either of those changes problematic?
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Is it possible to balance your pecs out doing flat dumbbell presses instead of barbell????
How would this work??????
no big secret really. using dumbbells instead of a barbell prevents you from compensating for your weaker side with your stronger. if one pec is stronger than the other it's easy to "cheat" when using a barbell.
why don't you try to train the weaker points on specific day?
19 years man
sent time training:3 years
So isnīt more "logical" to work your whole routine with the dumbbell bench presses rather than the barbell presses if thereīs a possibility to be more symetrical????
If dumbell presses indeed helps to balance your pecs out, why are barbell bench presses preferred then???
Last edited by Michael Only; 08-14-2002 at 04:57 PM.
a good question. that's why i asked if i could make the replacement in the first place.