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    At my current gym there is only 2 barbells and they are always busy at the times when I can go however they have a lot of dumbells so could someone explain any possible disadvantages of dumbells in comparison to barbells


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    You may have to use a slightly lower weight if you're not used to dumbells, because they take more muscles to stabalise them and so forth, but there aren't really any major disadvantages to them.
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    The main disadvantage on things like a dumbell bench is that you can kind of waste energy/tire yourself out a bit getting into position in between sets. The other thing is that typically, the weight gap between different dumbells is more than you could load a dumbbell with.

    For example, at my old gym, I could increase the weight on the barbell by 2.5kg each time whereas the dumbbells went up in increments of 2kg (i.e. 4kg total). This might not seem like a big problem but if you work up to, say, a 3 rep max on dumbbells - you might even be struggling with singles on the next set up.

    My solution is just to concentrate on getting stronger in a higher rep range (for DB bench anyway).
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    You can use less weight with dumbbells, so they're worse for improving strength, as you aren't stressing your muscles quite as much.
    However, because you have to balance them, they give your stabiliser muscles a good workout, and they have no disadvantages in regard to mass building.
    They also help fix muscle imbalances.
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    Your pbs are worthless on a dumbbell!
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    Only disadvantage that springs to mind to me is that you can't lift as much weight as you perhaps can with a barbell.

    You should still make gains with them though.
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    dumbells are better.
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    Hello,
    The difference between dumbbells and barbells is vice versa means their is bit change that is in dumbbells you get pressure on your wrist and arms and in barbells you feel pressure on full hand...
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    I've always preferred dumbbells because of how versatile they are.

    You will struggle to do squats and deadlifts with dumbbells, which is a bit of a disadvantage.
 
 
 
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