Agreed. However I have found that I can lift considerably more with the barbell bench press then the dumbbell bench press due to it is hard to control that much weight with dumbbells whereas with a barbell you lift it off of the rack and is easier to control with two hands. When switching from barbell to dumbbell and then coming back I found I lost some strength ... but that is just me. My preference is barbell but I can safely do this because of safety bars that I can set to chest height so I don't get caught underneath.
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