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    Bench Press?

    Just taking opinions. What do you feel is better for building the chest flat bench using dumbells or regular straight bar bench press.

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    both!!! switch it up/ do both but not in the same workout

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    ya i do 1 month db, 1 month bb. i feel that db will give u more mass and bb will give you more strenght, but im not sure so i switch it up.

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    Yeah i usually try to switch it up to. The reason i ask though is cuz i cant lift at the college this semester so i had to join a gym its not the best they have decent equipment and everything the only thing is they dont really have anybody there to spot you that works there and the only other people that will be there when im working out is like older women i can do dumbells without a spot but regular bench is kinda tricky. It kinda sux i may have to workout there for a while to see if its goin to work. They have a leg sled so i'll use that for squats everything else should be fine though its just bench that im worried about.

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    i switch mine up every 2wks or so i prefer dumbbells cuz there is alot less strain on my shoulders and i feel that their a better workout considering its a more concintrated movement JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh8416
    ya i do 1 month db, 1 month bb. i feel that db will give u more mass and bb will give you more strenght, but im not sure so i switch it up.
    I do the same. Although I now 'know' that dumbells give me the strength.

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    b.b makes my chest the sorest.

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    The variation of both, combined with progressive overload.

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    Cables make my chest the sorest.. Esp when i do them slow and focus on the squeeze and the negitive..

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    barbell till i die.

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    both baby. love the barbell for the clankin of the plates and the pumps i get, love the dumbbells for the stretch and the soreness i get. both are a good workout, i like dumbbells a little better.

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    Having long arms, I prefer DB's cause they seem to isolate my chest more... But I try to switch things up every 4-6 weeks.

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    i like incline myself, i start there and then go to flat. my strength is about the same incline or flat

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    Quote Originally Posted by craneboy
    i like incline myself, i start there and then go to flat. my strength is about the same incline or flat
    Incline Barbell kicks ass!! But yea I prefer my flat dumbells!

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    i prefer DB as I feel i get a better pump and workout throught my whole chest. I hate bp as I can never get help. I dont even know how much i can bench press, but I do know that i can do 140lbs DB's 5 times flat/incline same strenght.

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    Why cant you do bb bench press and db bench the same day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazywesc
    Why cant you do bb bench press and db bench the same day?
    Because ill have no energy.

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    Flat BB is the best.

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