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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Butcher101**, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. 6000 SUX 8.2 M.P.G.

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    Yeah and save himself the embarassment!
     
  2. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That's because they do. BB's will put more mass on you, and they will allow you to handle heavier loads..but often, in sports, you don't get to use your muscles bilaterally, so the strength you've gained with be less "functional" than what you get from DB's. In addition to this, it's been shown that DB's- because they work the stabilizers more- are better suited to preventing injury in athletes.

    You must use them both, but DB's are more dynamic, and better overall for athletes.
     
  3. Herculean Purple Belt

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    DB better for core and athletic ability(stabilizers) , BB is fine , i use both , but if i had alot more weight to use and better DB's , i would DB for most things.
     
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    I get a similar problem with curls. If i lift for long enough, i get a sharp pain in my forearms with the barbell. Any reason for this?
     
  5. Ted-P Brown Belt

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    Goddamit does anyone listen?

    The fucking barbell will hurt your wrist unless you have great flexibility in the wrists and forearm.

    That's why they have EZ barbell.
     
  6. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yes, but if you strengthen your forearms properly, and warm up correctly, you can use the straight bars. They will stimulate the triceps and biceps more in most of the same movements, and are better for adding mass.
     
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    Use both dumbbells and barbells.
     
  8. groin striker Orange Belt

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    i use db more becasue i tore my rotator cuff about a year ago and it still gives me grief when i bench with a bb! so i use db for all my chest exercises. havent seemed to have lost any gains! surposed to be safer on your shoulders too to use db.
     
  9. 6000 SUX 8.2 M.P.G.

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    I use barbells most of the time. I only use dumbells for snatches and bent presses!!
     
  10. gruesome Green Belt

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    doesnt get much more cock diezel than that shit right there...
     
  11. 6000 SUX 8.2 M.P.G.

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    Most people don't realize how much you can do with a barbell and a cunt-load of plates!!
     
  12. Espo Purple Belt

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    Exactly!
     
  13. Leviathan333 Robot

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    You guys can't catch a joke when you read one?
    And actually, plenty of people haven't hit the gym, some guys just do pushups and situps and run a lot.
     

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