Why is the barbell bench press supposed to be better for mass than the db bench press

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  1. I hear a lot of people say that and I can't understand why. Shouldn't the db press, if anything, even stimulate more growth because it forces you to use more stabilizer muscles and allows for a greater ROM ?
     
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    you can lift more weight with a barbell
     
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    greater load leads to more stimulation
     
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    Kind of like if youre deadlifting and your grip strength is keeping you from lifting as much as you could with straps. Eventually your grip might catch up with the rest of your muscles but until it does you won't be able to put the maximum force on them to make them grow. :dunno:
     
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    That's funny, because 99% of people i see DB pressing use even less ROM than they do when BB pressing. :mamoru:
     
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    instability reduces force output
     
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    Greater loads led me to drop the oly bar w/45s behind my head in front of the entire gym when I tried to push press the first time :o
    edit: i thought thread was about shoulder presses
     
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    so true...WAY less ROM
     
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    or you see ppl "spotting" them by keeping there hands under the DB presser's elbows the entire set
     
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    you need both for mass, don't use just one
     
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    who says its better?
     
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    So you're saying you can't grow a chest without both?
     
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    I get compliments on my chest development a lot. My massage therapists say it's overdeveloped! First question is, how much do ya bench? Answer: No idea. Haven't tested a 1RM in years. Hell, I haven't barbell benched pressed in years! So my bench probably sucks. But I have an "overdeveloped" chest anyway from dumbbell benching, dips, flyes etc.
     
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    I like flies the most for my chest development :noes:
     
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    ibhedoesntrespond
     
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    It'd be a pointless discussion. I'd wager all the top BB do, or have done both.
     
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    not sure what the hell your problem is but I'm clearly getting sick of it.
     
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    From a bodybuilding standing for as symmetrical as you can get YES. I never said you couldn't build a chest without both. No point in just doing one or the other. Variety is key.
     
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    I notice the more I focus on DB chest pressing the more "full" and developed my chest looks. I've experimented with this a few times and every time I switch to BB bench and stop DB bench my chest loses its shape but I get stronger. When I focus only on DB bench and stop BB bench my chest looks much better and fuller but I get weaker of course.
     
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    I'm getting sick and tired of listening to your shit. You keep pushing me day in and day out, and eventually you'll push me past the point of no return. I don't give a fuck who you are or where you live, you can count on me to be there to bring your fucking life to a hellish end. I'll put you in so much fucking pain that it'll make jesus being nailed to a cross in the desert look like a fucking back massage on a tropical island.I don't give a fuck how tough you are, how well you can fight, or how many fucking guns you own to protect yourself. I'll fucking show up at your house when you aren't at home. I'll turn all the lights on in your house, leave all the water running, open your fridge door and not close it, and turn your gas stove burners on and let them waste gas. I'll turn your air conditioning on high and open all the windows. I'll turn your cable box on and order 20 pay per view channels at once, and I'll pick up your phone and dial a pay-per-minute sex line in Japan. I'm going to run your utility bills up so fucking high that you can't pay them. You're going to start stressing the fuck out, your blood pressure will triple, and you'll have a fucking heart attack. You'll go to the hospital for heart operation, and the last thing you'll see when you're being put under in the operating room is me hovering above you, dressed up like a doctor. When you wake up after the operation, you'll be scared for your fucking life, wondering what I did to you while you were being operated on, wondering what ticking time bomb is in your chest waiting to go off. You'll recover fully from your heart surgery. And when you walk out the front door of that hospital to go home, I'll run you over with my fucking car out of nowhere and kill you.I just want you to know how easily I could fucking destroy your pathetic excuse of a life, but how I'd rather go to a great fucking length to make sure your last remaining days are spent in a living, breathing fucking hell. It's too fucking late to save yourself, but don't bother committing suicide either...I'll fucking resuscitate you and kill you again myself you bitchfaced faggot. Welcome to hell, population: you.
     
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