Which is best: barbell or dumbbells? PT Grant Lofthouse has the answer

When it comes to choosing a weighted prop, skip the barbell – it’s the gym equivalent of being cuffed.

Instead, go for dumbbells, kettlebells or your own body weight, which all allow you to move naturally. Just try realising your full strength when your body’s locked into a straight line.

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