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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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12/7/13 6:41 A

I would say resistance bands for me. Yet I use weights for chest flies etc.

HERMIEME Posts: 6,905
12/7/13 5:49 A

I agree with Archimedes push-ups are great for core. thank you Archimedes for your help with my weight-loss challenges over losing 9.5 pounds in a week.

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12/4/13 11:07 A

Push ups are more effective than arm curls (bicep curls) because they work more muscle groups at the same time. When you do a push up, not only are you using your biceps, but you're using your chest, back, shoulder and core muscles to perform the action.

If you don't to do push ups, another good exercise to work your upper body (arms) would be bent over rows. Also very effective, more so than bicep curls.

Personally, I find bicep curls redundant and don't do them anymore.

However, given a choice, resistance bands or dumbells work as long as they provide a challenge. If you don't feel a fatigue with one heavy resistance band, then combine two or three together. Adding resistance bands together increases the challenge.



TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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12/4/13 10:47 A

I like dumbbells better but I think both can be successful if used consistently.

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12/4/13 10:39 A

I think either as long as you are doing something!

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
12/4/13 10:26 A

I have done arm curls with both and for me I prefer dumbbells.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,851)
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12/4/13 10:23 A

have you tried using both at the same time? I've done curls with my body bar and my resistance band. It's a little awkward at first, but pretty easy to master with a few tries.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
12/4/13 9:06 A

Neither is better, they work the muscles in different ways so I use both.

QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 10,494
12/4/13 8:52 A

I prefer dumbells. emoticon

SUPERPSYCHED30 Posts: 175
12/4/13 8:39 A

I use both :-)

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (166,367)
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12/4/13 7:36 A

They're the same thing in that they both offer resistance/strength training. One is not better than the other and your body doesn't know the difference if you're getting strength training from a band or a dumbbell or a machine.

MYAKAYAH Posts: 4,819
12/4/13 4:20 A

I use both resistance bands and dumbbells, for me the dumbbells seem to be working better than the bands for arm curls~

MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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12/4/13 12:34 A

When it comes to arm curls which one do you use? Which one do you think is most effective?









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