When you work out at home, dumbbells are the most convenient piece of equipment you can have to do resistance training. But is not having a barbell actually a problem?
Is One Better Than The Other?
Dumbbells are small and don’t take up a lot of space. A barbell is more expensive, not as easy to hide and stow away, but it can handle a lot more weight. What should you preferably get when you want to work out at home?
Each simply has its strengths and weaknesses and when to use one or the other depends on your current training status:
Dumbbells Are Better In The Beginning
So if as a beginner you go with a pair of dumbbells, you aren’t cheap, you actually are making a good choice. Only later, when you need to use a lot more weight to be working against appropriate resistance, a barbell will come in handy. That is also the point where you’ll have gone through many variations of exercises done with dumbbells, and then introducing a barbell will provide a breath of fresh air.
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