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    Discussion in 'Training' started by Canellesao, Apr 22, 2012.

    1. Canellesao

      Canellesao Well-Known Member

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      Which do prefer do and why? I recently switched over to dumbbell and feel it way more in my delts and I'm seeing better strength gains.

       
    2. defelqy

      defelqy Well-Known Member

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      Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs. Barbell Shoulder Press

      It's not even a matter of preference. Dumbbell shoulder press > Barbell shoulder press (if your goal is hypertrophy)

      Barbell shoulder press has a restricted range of motion, puts less tension on the front delts, and puts more strain on your rotator cuffs.
       
    3. defelqy

      defelqy Well-Known Member

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      Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs. Barbell Shoulder Press

      picked barbell cuz of personal preference but the answer is BOTH
       
    4. suighja

      suighja Well-Known Member

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      Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs. Barbell Shoulder Press

      This is horribly incorrect.
       
    5. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs. Barbell Shoulder Press

      How?
       
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      herunder88 Well-Known Member

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      Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs. Barbell Shoulder Press

      I prefer doing them with DBs, but both are great.
       
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      emininojiq Well-Known Member

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      Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs. Barbell Shoulder Press

      If anything a barbell press puts MORE tension on the front delts and less on the side delts. It is still personal preference and incorrect to say that it isn't. I personally exert too much energy setting up to dumbbell press, so I can get a lot more stimulation out of a barbell press supersetted with a lateral raise / upright row.
       
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      Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs. Barbell Shoulder Press

      Also, people say that dumbbell movements have a greater range of motion, and then never actually use the full ROM.
       
    9. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

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      Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs. Barbell Shoulder Press

      Both of them are extremely efficient and both of them has there cons as well.

      Military Press allows you to use more weight, but restricts your range of motion.

      Dumbells allow you to use less weight, but allows more range of motion, etc.

      IN my opinion, use both of them in your arsnel. Use 1 for about 3-6months, and then switch and use the other one.

      Overall progressive overload+ a proper diet will result in your shoulders growing.
       
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      Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs. Barbell Shoulder Press

      dumbbell ftw!
       

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