Dropping Barbell. How Much Weight For Dumbells?

  1. Dropping Barbell. How Much Weight For Dumbells?


    So due to injuries im switching from BARBELLLS to DUMBELLS. Whats the weight conversion?

    Like i bench BB 120lbs for 3x12. What would DB Press for 3x12 be?
    And i EZ BB Curl 45 for 3x12 so what is ALTERNATING DB CURLS for 3x12 b?

    Any advice?


  2. The sum of the 2 dumbbells is usually significantly lighter than the whatever barbell weight you were using. Thats why people use barbell for strength and power, it allows for more weight. Form and experience also have a lot to do with it. Since your switching because of injuries, I would just start off really light and take a week to find what weights for what movements. Just start extra light, and work your way up the rack.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by boogyman
    The sum of the 2 dumbbells is usually significantly lighter than the whatever barbell weight you were using. Thats why people use barbell for strength and power, it allows for more weight. Form and experience also have a lot to do with it. Since your switching because of injuries, I would just start off really light and take a week to find what weights for what movements. Just start extra light, and work your way up the rack.
    I second that
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  4. I can bench 290 but i use 110 dumbells.. but they guy i lift with benchs 270 but he also uses 110... I say just grab 50s and than move up or down till you find one that can fit
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/training-forum/198788-highschool-athlete-thread.html

  5. there is not conversion. its a different lift and there is no direct universal carry over.

    for example, you can take 2 people that can do a barbbell movement with the same weight and there could be a massive difference between what they could do with DBs.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.

  6. Makes sense. Think incan try a 45 in each hand for 3x12 chest press?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by AmazingAJ
    Makes sense. Think incan try a 45 in each hand for 3x12 chest press?
    Yes definitely. But if it doesn't pan out, try the 40s.

  8. Thanks guys. Will try
  

  
 

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