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Thread: Which will make my chest grow more: BB or DB press?

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    Which will make my chest grow more: BB or DB press?

    I'm looking to maximize growth in my chest since it has always been a particularly weak area for me. Which will help my chest develop more rapidly? BB or DB presses?

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    My suggestion is to try both, and you decide which one works better. Not everything works the same for everyone

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    I prefer DB, my wrists are tricked out so BB benching doesn't get me far. I get a lot of size from DB's, definition too. It's your choice. common thinking is, that DB's give you a wider range of motion.

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    DB is better cause it takes more to keep the DB's straight and steady IMO.
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    for chest growth i would say db is better because you can go down further then a barbell
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    def db's but bb's do a good job on strength and ****...

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    I got a question - I usually do BBs and I've done DB presses only once...is it normal to not press the same amount with Dumbbells that you do regularly w/ Barbells? My max is around 210 (I'm just starting out), but I could not imagine balancing a 100 pound DB in each hand....please help me out

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    You wont be able to lift as much with db's because the stabilizer muscles that you are using to hold them up are neglected during a standard BB bench press. You have to exert a significant amount of effort just holding the weights up, so it is more difficult.

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    I lift more with dumbbells than with the bench, more with incline dummbells than with flat bench even. It depends on what you do more of.

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