Strength Training: Barbell or Dumbbell?

  1. 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.


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

    barbells will hellp you lift more weight.
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  3. Barbells.

  4. Both because you need to develop the primary muscles and the stabilizers. Plus they add variety to your routine.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. both FTW!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

    yezir
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