The Truth About Barbells and Muscle Growth

The Myth of Barbells for Muscle Growth. The Myth of Barbells for Muscle Growth There is a common belief that if you want to gain the most muscle, you have to do barbell compound movements like squats, bench presses, deadlifts, and overhead presses. However, this is not necessarily true. On pure biomechanical and exercise physiological theoretical grounds, there isn't a compelling reason why barbells should work better than everything else. In fact, studies have shown that barbells, dumbbells, and machines compare relatively favorably to each other in terms of muscle growth. Additionally, many top professional bodybuilders do much less barbell ... [Read More]