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differences


#1

what is the difference between a barbell and a dumbell?
i always hear guys at the gym use these terms, but since i only use machines, i don't know what they are talking about.
also, which works better creatine or carbohydrates, muscle media wasn't to clear.


#2

dumbells are the short weights you can pick up with one hand Barbells are the 5 foot long things that you see being lifted in the olympics. Not as easy a question to answer as one might think!


#3

I'm not sure if you are joking or not. In case you are serious: Put down the Muscle Media and go to the sports section of your nearest book store or library. There you will find a whole host of informative books. Pick out a book that deals with bodybuilding for beginers. You'll be much better off getting the basics from one of these books.