Strength Training: Barbell or Dumbbell?

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    Strength Training: Barbell or Dumbbell?


    Was wondering, if I'm doing mainly strength based lifts, should I be using a barbell or dumbbells? Ex, for bent over rows and bicep curls and etc.

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    dumbells will help with any strength disparity between your left or right side.

    barbells will hellp you lift more weight.
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    Barbells.
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    Both because you need to develop the primary muscles and the stabilizers. Plus they add variety to your routine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Both because you need to develop the primary muscles and the stabilizers. Plus they add variety to your routine.
    Agreed.
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    i switch it up just so i wont have the same w/o normally ill do flat bench press with the bar and inclinde dumbell press, or switch it same for shoulder routines
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    both FTW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BodyWizard View Post
    both FTW!
    Clearly. I thought he was asking if you had to use just one of the two, which would you use? Thats why i said barbell.
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    Well I'm training for mostly for strength and to get bigger overall; when I'm doing workouts like bent over rows and such with dumbbells, it always feels easier than if I was lifting the same weight on a barbell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Both because you need to develop the primary muscles and the stabilizers. Plus they add variety to your routine.

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