- May 6, 2009
i know this could depend alot on many factors, such as how much you keep up with either one. i completly eliminated straight bar presses for years. typically speaking most people have stated that the straight bar is easier and u should generaly put up more weight on it compared to dumbells, cuz the dumbells are more independent. i know if i went back to a straight bar it would not be as impressive as it should be, possibly less than i do in dumbells? but if we spoke on a typical occurance for some of you that possible keep up with both how much would you say someone could straight bar bench if they were able to dumbell bench press 300lb total? or for the guys that do keep up with dumbell and barbell presses of any incline, whats your weight differnece you play with?