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differences

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.

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!

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.