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bry1990 said:
Bar..

You could do the same movement with dumbells but it wouldn't hit the muscles anywhere near the same as lifting a bar.
How come? If you're doing the same movement with the same weight?

Is it maybe easier to use bad form or cheat with dumbells?
 

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snakebulge said:
You can use dumbells but the bar would be more beneficial IMO and you'd be able to lift a weight much heavier than with dumbells mate!

Depends what you got access too! :)
Haven't got access to a bar...yet. Because the gym I have just started going to is more a fitness suite :cursing:
 

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dumbbells would require a stronger grip (as they will try and roll out your hand, and may use a bigger grip), and will rotate about a bit making it more difficult.
 

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Will101 said:
Bar every time. I just don't see how db's could get anywhere close.

EDIT - Just seen no bar! Does it have a smith machine?
It has one of these - http://www.technogym.com/gb/viewdoc.asp?co_id=3464&target=commercial

It has a bar I can attach between 2 so would it be better to lift back the bench and use the bar?

Also I am trying to follow the Reg Park's beginner workout, and on the deadlifts example vid the guy bends his legs. Is it best to do it bent legged or with stiff legs?
 

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Skinnymonkey said:
It has one of these - http://www.technogym.com/gb/viewdoc.asp?co_id=3464&target=commercial

It has a bar I can attach between 2 so would it be better to lift back the bench and use the bar?

Also I am trying to follow the Reg Park's beginner workout, and on the deadlifts example vid the guy bends his legs. Is it best to do it bent legged or with stiff legs?
In a deadlift you bend your knees. A deadlft where you don't bend your knee is a stiff-legged deadlift or straight-legged deadlift, and is a very different exercise in terms of muscles used.

Check these out:

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/GluteusMaximus/BBDeadlift.html

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Hamstrings/BBStraightLegDeadlift.html
 

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1Tonne said:

The guys a douche, relly cant stand him but heres a vid.

So yes.
Scott Herman is a legend. Been watching his vids for a while, very informative. Yes he does love himself a bit, but so would i if i looked like him.
 
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