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Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by autumngirl, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. HevyMetal

    HevyMetal Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2005
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    If the weight is alawyas the same.....just wondering why you go 12/10/8 reps in 3 sets?

    Is this because on 2nd and 3d set, you can't get 12?

    BTW...concerning your original question about dumbells:-

    Actually Dumbells are the king of exercise equioment.

    Why? because they are the hardest to lift the heavier one goes.

    Why? because the weight is not stabilised or supported.

    Now many people will be the first to poo-poo a Smith machine because the weight is so "fixed plane" and does not work stabilizers.
    Some say it is like lifting with "training wheels".

    So they use a barbell. But barbell exercises/compounds use two hands 95% of the time.....so...the weight is semi-supported to some extent. So the "training wheels " are not totally off.

    However...on dumbell exes there is no fixed support of any kind.
    No "training wheels " at all.

    Most people cannot match their barbell bench,squat, deadlift or military press using the same weight with dumbells....
    Why?......because it's too hard........

    So that makes the dumbell the "top of the pyramid".

    Old time strongmen would do one-handed barbell moves....often with a barbell that was much shorter than ones used as standard today. In essence you could say they were "elongated" dumbells......
  2. autumngirl

    autumngirl Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2008
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    Most of the time, I cannot go more than 12 on 2nd or 3rd.

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