Thread: Pullovers - Dumbells vs Barbell
02-10-2005, 12:59 AM #1
Pullovers - Dumbells vs Barbell
What's the difference between doing pullovers with a barbell and doing them with a dumbell? Grip is obviously wider with the barbell. Any added benefits to either of the exercise?
02-10-2005, 06:36 AM #2
I get a better stretch with the dumbell. The upside to the barbell is you dont have to worry about a loose plate dropping off the dumbbell and clonking you in the head (i've had that happen). I also like the hammerstrength pullover machine, i throw it in from time to time.
02-10-2005, 06:48 AM #3Anabolic Member
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Like bdtr said you get a much better stretch with the db and that is key to the whole exercise. It will also hit your chest area better escpecially if there is a slight bend in the elbows. Using a straight bar will also work your overall back but there is a higher % of some sort of injury from going too deep and too much weight. I NEVER DO THEM with a bar but ALWAYS the db. I do the straight arm pull-down on the lat machine instead.
02-10-2005, 02:16 PM #4
There's just something uncomfortable about the straight bar ones.
07-30-2005, 05:11 PM #5
The straight bar will add a stability challenge into the performance of the exercise. The straight bar is very long and one side can drop lower than the other. It's almost like doing pullovers with a dumbbell in each hand. You can see if you have a strength deficit on one side of your body.
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