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    dumbells or barbell?

    I feel more of a pump from dumbells.

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    Depends on what exercise you're doing.

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    Better range of motion with dumbbells

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    I am only 5'8" so my arms are not real long. I agree with jemrick, way better ROM.

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    FLAT -- BARBELL
    INCLINE -- DUMBELL
    DECLINE -- DUMBELL

    There is nohting like DECLINE Dumeblls
    Nothing better for upper chest than Incline Dmbs, you just dont feel it with the bar.

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    dumbbells, but believe it or not, I feel more comfortable using a barbell for flat bench. That's just me.

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    I have seen much better results now that I quit using the bar and went to all dumbell exercises. The only problem I have is initially getting the heavier dumbells into position to lift, since I lift alone.

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    dumbbells b/c more muscles come into play.
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    Originally posted by Padawan
    I have seen much better results now that I quit using the bar and went to all dumbell exercises. The only problem I have is initially getting the heavier dumbells into position to lift, since I lift alone.
    Yes, doing heavy DB presses alone is bitchin.

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    When I switched to DB's I saw much, much better results.

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    Better ROM with dumbells.

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    i do incline bensh press with barbell and dumbells in the same workout
    barbell for bulking and dumbel for defining

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    with dumbells you use diff muscles to keep stable and your range of movement is increased. They are just a pain in the ass to use if you dont have a spot, i end up using half my energy just trying to get them in position.

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    i think u tend to feel the burn more with db cuz of the isolation factor and thats why you get more cuts with them too but db's can be a pain in the ass as they tend to wear down your wrist

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    I LIKE BARBELLS YOU CAN PUT MORE WEIGHT THUS BIULD BIGGER MUSCLE

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    getting more cuts from dumbells?
    eeeeh.... PLEASE

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    I use dumbbells in my home gym, I've yet to invest in a barbbell.

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    dumbells

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    Dumbells,greater range of motion and greater use of stabilizer mucles.

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    If this was a year ago, I'd say dumbells just cause I have a fucked up left rotator cuff and barbell exercises really hurt especially incline chest and military presses, front or behind. But now I say fuck it! I need to get my chest bigger and barbells will work better than dumbells, but I still use only dumbells on shoulders. But I still gotta get my shoulder checked out by an orthopedic to make sure I'm not fucking anything up severely.

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    you can handle more weight with barbells and achieve a better overload, with dumbells you get a better stretch

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    I say err on the side of caution and get the best of both worlds. I'll mix it up: barbells one chest workout, dumbells the next (though i confess to having a barbell preference on pressing movements). I figure this is the best way not only to keep my muscles guessing, but derive the benefits of each relatively simultaneously.

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    Originally posted by BigGreen
    I say err on the side of caution and get the best of both worlds. I'll mix it up: barbells one chest workout, dumbells the next (though i confess to having a barbell preference on pressing movements). I figure this is the best way not only to keep my muscles guessing, but derive the benefits of each relatively simultaneously.
    thats what i do one chest day i use dumbells the other i use barbels .....i am looking to get ripped as hell is this an efective method?

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    I prefer using a barbell for flat benching and dumbells for inclines.

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