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2006/07/15 21:40:17 (permalink)
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barbell...dumbbell

if barbell curling for say 6 reps, then shoudl not dumbbell curls be 12 reps in total, because if 6 reps was done then only each bicep will get worked 3 times, while in barbell its 6 times.

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    big_mal
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    RE: barbell...dumbbell 2006/07/15 22:43:20 (permalink)
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    sorry, what's the question?
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    RE: barbell...dumbbell 2006/07/15 22:45:06 (permalink)
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    When you count a rep for a dumbell curl you must complete it with both arms.
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    RE: barbell...dumbbell 2006/07/16 22:52:02 (permalink)
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    LOL - pondered this myself.

    doesnt seem to work like that though does it..

    you stand there holding a dumbell longer than a barbell - less time doing the total reps.

    one arm may be slightly weaker than the other.

    etc..



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    wiffers
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    RE: barbell...dumbbell 2006/07/17 00:52:44 (permalink)
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    LOL

    3x6 on a barbell means 3 sets of 6 reps using both arms
    3x6 on a dumbell means 3 sets of 6 reps for EACH arm.

    (So perhaps 6 on left, 6 on right, 6 on left, 6 on right, 6 on left, 6 on right
    or 3 sets of left,right,left,right,left,right,left,right,left,right,left,right)

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    RE: barbell...dumbbell 2006/07/17 02:54:57 (permalink)
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    you alternate arms per rep
    when you have done ?reps per arm that is one set.

    TIP:
    start with your weaker arm if going to failure
    that way you will stop when you have to and keep the work equal.
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    RE: barbell...dumbbell 2006/07/17 09:21:57 (permalink)
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    You don't have to alternate dumbell curls so they don't have to take longer than barbell curls.

    I always do them simultaneously just for the sake of saving time.
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    RE: barbell...dumbbell 2006/07/17 20:15:18 (permalink)
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    I used to that with hammers rob... I couldn't move as much weight simutainiously as I could alternate myself

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