are dumbells the best route to go?

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  1. moses

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    when trying to gain stability and strength?
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    no, and that's not really a question that makes sense. Just do both.
     
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    just do a little of everything
     
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    sorry, i'm not the most educated person in this particular forum. I've overheard some people saying that doing exercises with dumbells is better than barbells because each arm has to learn its on stabilty or something like that. where with barbells since your using both hands/arms to support the weight it is more likely to shift to your stronger side.

    is that better?
     
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    Best idea is to do both... I used only dbs for bench for the first 2+ years I worked out, and ended up with shitty chest development due to not really going wide enough. Had decent tricep development though. Working stabilizers is fine and dandy, but overrated. Mix it up and you will get the best of both worlds.

    edit: Didn't mean to come off as a dick earlier, just meant that it doesn't really make sense. From a stabilization perspective, dbs can be better depending on what you are trying to accomplish. As far as strength goes, it depends on how you are defining strength. If you want to have a really strong barbell bench, you're going to be best served doing predominantly bb work...
     
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    dumbells will require you to work stabilizers which you will not work with a barbell. They also give a better rom
     
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    neither is better, just different. Which is why you should do both.
     
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    No bowflex is the better.
     
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    ummm, stabilizers are still worked out with a barbell
     
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    +celltech CEEEEEEE ftw
     
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    yes, but more so with dbs son.
     
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    I like the barbell better, but I do both.
     
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