Hello, I didn't know where to post this so I'll post this here
I have noticed that most people are better at the BB bench than at the DB bench. Lots of people will be able to bench 225 for reps but with struggle with 80lbs DB.
I am the complete opposite. I hitted a 1rm of 275 on bench today and I did 120x4 on DB flat right after (after 8+months of not doing any DB pec work because of a hiatus and because I train at home). My PR on DB flat is 120x8 and not much than 275 on bench. I always had problems bringing my bench up.
DB flat hits my chest pretty good but I feel that if I dont do BB bench it will hurt my progress in the long run. My training goal is to become stronger overall with an emphasis on bodybuilding exercises. For example I try to get stronger on high-bar squats and curls.
The question is: should I stick with the Barbell bench or should I ditch it? Does anyone here had success with only doing DB work for and no BB work? Is it a good idea?
Does anyone know why someone is better/suck at DB or at the BB bench?
For what it's worth I am 6'0 bodyweight about 200lbs, I have long arms and my deadlift is better than my squat