bench question

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  1. kumar_a

    kumar_a Well-Known Member

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    If you work out with sets of 155 using a barbell, what would be the equivalent in dumbbells?

    I hurt my left shoulder a long time ago and have never been able to do much on bench. It feels as though my shoulder is going to fall off. I did dumbbells tonight for the first time and I felt much better. Was able to do sets with 65 and 70 lb dumbbells. Shoulder feels sore like it got worked but not like the pain I usually get.

    Does using barbells put more pressure on the shoulders?
     
  2. ilovepie

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    No, dumbells will put more pressure, because with the barbell your stronger side can compensate for your weaker one, thus removing some pressure on it.
     
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    kumar_a Well-Known Member

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    well then, i have no clue why i felt better tonight

    i even worked out kinda drunk
     
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    theres your answer
     
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    I find with barbells your range of motion is Linear. no matter how bad your form. your hand can only move really up and down. With dumbells you can put a slight twist in if you need to "releave pressure".
     
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    I think thats it. My shoulders arent locked in position with dumbbells.
     
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