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    db vs bar

    So, i stick to db on chest exercises exclusively. Ive gone a couple months sometimes when i change up and do bar too..but honestly i feel more comfortable and seem to get more out of db. now however, i live in another country, and seems lifting heavy is not something people do here. the most ive found thus far at a gym for db is 50's!!! it really blows. so i guess my question here is, anyone do both and tell me what you think.... i may just buy a set of db's and donate it to the gym! ridiculous but if thats what i have to do...then so be it.

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    i like dumbells

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    I can lift _tons_ more with a bar. My arms get tired before my chest does when doing dumbells.

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    Use both...alternate. They're both good.

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    Wow what country?

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    i feel db works best for me, and they also will be alot less stresful on joints if u do them with proper form.... but yes it is better to alternate ill do db incline and bb flat bench one or two wks then ill switch it to db flats and bb incline

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    I did barbell bench for almost a year and I think i developed my chest better in 3 months with db's..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deezuhl
    I did barbell bench for almost a year and I think i developed my chest better in 3 months with db's..
    I barely use a barbell anymore for ANY exercises. I kept finding that one side of my body was stronger and bigger than the other so I switched to DB only for upper body. I find that I have better symmetry now, my chest is a lot thicker and my forearms have grown immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptfactory
    I barely use a barbell anymore for ANY exercises. I kept finding that one side of my body was stronger and bigger than the other so I switched to DB only for upper body. I find that I have better symmetry now, my chest is a lot thicker and my forearms have grown immensely.

    yeah i got caught up in the numbers game wanting to bench more and more yet my chest wasnt really growing. I have read in more and more places that the flat BB bench is the most overrated exercise period. Im sure its good to mix it up but Db seem to stimulate more growth.

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    i like DB alot better, although like someone said i feel while i'm doing them as if i'm hitting my arms and shoulders more then my chest, until the next day that is and my chest is throbbing

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    1 week dbs...1 week bar...i like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoso428
    1 week dbs...1 week bar...i like it
    Same here!

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