ive heard that chest wise, it goes dumbbells > barbell > smith/machines for bench press..
is this true?
the facts backing it up is dumbbells recruit more muscle fibers, use more stabilization muscles and have a greater ROM.. which sounds logical
the thing i cant get my head around is, and this is most likely gonna sound really dumb..
dumbbell bench is apparently better for building mass on chest, rather than say a barbell, yet the weights are lighter? e.g. i can bench 85kg with a barbell, yet max 28kg per dumbbell per arm, which is 56kg in total?
the only thing i could thnk of with using more muscle fibres in your chest would that it would just develop a more full chest..?
yet again, im sorry if this is dumb i just dont understand it, so could someone explain it please