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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Wannabebig Member thzone1986's Avatar
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    Never benched before ever.

    ...with barbell. (no spotter) The only benching I do is with dumbbells, and I'm repping with 55's. Just curious, what would that correspond to 'barbell'-wise? at least 110? hahah

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    You should be fine with 135lbs

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    Theres no way to really tell. I only do 65's 3x8 and can only bench about 165 for 8 reps.
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    Dumbell benching is harder then barbell and much better for you than barbell, IMO.

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    i definetely like dumbbell better, i see a lot better results, and it works both pecs equally, where as with barbell you could be pushing harder with one side, etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Champion View Post
    Dumbell benching is harder then barbell and much better for you than barbell, IMO.

    I agree with the Champion , I perfer dumbbells because they allow for a greater range of motion.Legendary Bodybuilder Dave Draper includes them on his top 20 exercises list at torqueathkletic.com

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    You should not limit yourself to one or the other though, they each have their own benefits, do DB for a while then switch it up to BB. Don't limit yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimum08 View Post
    You should not limit yourself to one or the other though, they each have their own benefits, do DB for a while then switch it up to BB. Don't limit yourself.
    Exactly, I find them to both be good.
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    I'm just a bit scared about doing bench press by myself. When i do dumbbell press there are alot of times I go for one last rep and have to semi-drop the dumbbells. So I think I'll stick with DB-press. Would be nice to have a workout buddy or something. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    i definetely like dumbbell better, i see a lot better results, and it works both pecs equally, where as with barbell you could be pushing harder with one side, etc etc
    I think Newton would say otherwise.

    That said, I prefer DB too for a better ROM
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    Quote Originally Posted by thzone1986 View Post
    I'm just a bit scared about doing bench press by myself. When i do dumbbell press there are alot of times I go for one last rep and have to semi-drop the dumbbells. So I think I'll stick with DB-press. Would be nice to have a workout buddy or something. Haha
    Of the few years I've been doing the barbell bench, I've stapled myself to the bench one time. I wasn't very strong at the time, so there was only a plate or so on the bar and I didn't use any clamps so I just dumped them off the side.

    There's no reason to be afraid.

    If you don't think you can get another rep, you just don't try for it. It won't do you much good anyways.
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