Dumbell vs. Barbell press

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  1. Remington

    Remington OT Supporter

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    Which one do you prefer?
    How does one translate into another? ie. 100lb dumbells = ___lb on barbell...is there a rule of thumb?
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    this has been covered extensively - probably every other week

    do a search
     
  3. deznutz

    deznutz New Member

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    i swear by the DB, and i think im the only one...but alternate db and bb
     
  4. Filmboy44

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    DB myself, but every 3 workouts i'm on the BB
     
  5. ~*Pogovina*~

    ~*Pogovina*~ Whip it! Whip it good!!

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    :hs: I can't control my lifts as well as I'd like so the bigger weights are usually BB, lever or smith.. But I prefer DB for certain exercises :o
     
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    me too :hsd:
     
  7. ~*Pogovina*~

    ~*Pogovina*~ Whip it! Whip it good!!

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    it's the boobs, isnt it? i told them to stay at home :o
     
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    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    Blasphemy. :squint:
     
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    db press fucks up my left shoulder. i prolly bring the dumbells too low.

    i do bb
     
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    I prefer DB because i like to go to failure and i rarely have a spot and it's easier than searching the gym for someone who can spot me everytime i want to do a set

    but if I have a spot I like BB because I can move more weight and i feel better about myself :hs:

    Generally people DB press less than they can BB press, but there's no general rule of thumb for how much...
     
  11. Mugwump

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    I do bofe. Barbell for teh power, dumbbell to fill in the blanks.
     
  12. cochise

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    i stick to db's because bb hurts my shoulder, but i'll screw around on it every once in a while with really light weight for old times sake.
     
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