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    barbell vs dumbell strength

    I use barbells for almost all my excercises, yesterday at the gym i decided to do some alternating curls because ive been using the e-z bar for months now. i use 100 for curls so i figured i could maybe use 50's ..but i coudnt . I tried the 45 's with the same result, so i grabed the 40's and could barely get out 5 reps..it was kinda disconcerting. is it normal to a have a strength deficet between dumbell and barbell weight?

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    You have to use a lot more back swing to cheat with dumbells than you do to cheat with the barbell.

    Maybe you weren't swinging your back enough.
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    actualy i use perfect form for all my excercises ..thanks
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    I think that dumbells are much more concentrated weight. You don't have the long bar to balance and diminish the weight. I use a mixture of both and some pully stuff. I can use more weight on the bar and pulleys than the dumbells.

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