Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by nebulous, Apr 2, 2007.
So why ever use a barbell?
barbell military press
barbell your head against a wall
if you cant tell the differences youre too new
the bench is the only one of those that it doesn’t seem like you could do easily with dumbbells?
I’m being serious. What are the benefits, besides better stability, that a bar offers?
thats why I am asking
movements in which you wedge the end of a barbell into a corner and use the other end for different exercises
such as full contact twists.
I guess it would be rough trying to use chains on dumbells. Has anybody seen that?
yeah that makes sense. But is a good rule of thumb, where dumbells can be used, they should be?
a mix of both should be used.
more energy is required by stabilizers in DB movements, which means you have less energy for the primary muscle of the exercise (ie. chest in the bench press) so you're not working that muscle as hard as you could
squats would be hard to substitute dumbbells for.
then there is the fact that the average gym only has DB's that go up to 100-120lbs. So they wouldn't be good for a number of exercises like deads and squats cause I need a decent amount more than that.
It would be very hard to get strong without a barbell.
hehehe... dumbell deadlifts... deadlift squats....
That'd be awesome.
increased load on bb due to grip limiting factors on dbs
also, most dbs not heavy enough even if grip was ok
clean and press?
Actually you can do variations of most of those BB exercises.. just not the same weight..
It would be much harder to fuck myself in the ass with a dumbell. I hate to even think about it.