Portland Fitness Trainer Kisar - Barbell Bench Press versus Dumbbell Bench Press

Barbell bench press is a great exercise, but it can place a lot of stress on the shoulder muscles, which can lead to injury. A better choice is to use Dumbbells. Why Dumbbells? Because by using separate weights in each hand, you are not putting negative stress on certain muscles and joints that a fixed bar can create. The dumbbells allow the body to react to all forces brought on by gravity, which will allow your shoulders to move appropriately through the movement and not be constrained or trapped, which a barbell can do.Thanks,Kisar