dumbell bench press

  1. dumbell bench press


    what are the advantages and disadvantages to this?


  2. utilizes more muscle fibers and allows for more movement than with a standard barbell bench, people usually say dumbell bench for mass and barbell for strength, u should switch between the two every so often...

  3. You can gain size by doing dumbbells. I broke through a plateau and actually achieved muscle hypertrophy from doing dumbbell bench press.
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  4. There is nothing like a heavy barbell. That being said, dumbbells are a nice break, they let you work on stability more, they're good for off the chest strength, they don't beat you up too much compared to max weights on a barbell, and it's easy to not kill yourself if you don't have a spotter. In theory they also allow a greater range of motion, but most of the clowns I see using dumbbells in lieu of a barbell actually have less range of motion than they would if they touched a bar to their chest. I use dumbbells every 4th week or so on my current training regimen.

  5. doing dumbells helps me get the barbell off my chest. They dont do much for *******s, i get about the same pump from Dumbells vs Barbells dont see a differences in gains. Howevrer the stabilty it takes makes DB bench harder and a good break. I usually Bench to a ORM using a powerlifting template then for my chest assistance lift i use dumbell bench with my feet crossed in the air it takes a great amount of balance and strength. i benched 260 for my ORM then went on to hit 85 3 x 5. going for 90s tommorow.

  6. I like to do my flat work with a bar and my incline work with dumbbells. Its nice to have unilateral movement to ensure that both sides are working equally.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    doing dumbells helps me get the barbell off my chest. They dont do much for *******s, i get about the same pump from Dumbells vs Barbells dont see a differences in gains. Howevrer the stabilty it takes makes DB bench harder and a good break. I usually Bench to a ORM using a powerlifting template then for my chest assistance lift i use dumbell bench with my feet crossed in the air it takes a great amount of balance and strength. i benched 260 for my ORM then went on to hit 85 3 x 5. going for 90s tommorow.
    lol, yeah
  

  
 

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