FRE0 saidWhy is the flat bench press better than dumbbell flys? Does anyone suggest that I stop doing dumbbell flys and do bench presses instead? The dumbbell flys seems to be working; I'm still gaining on them.
Both will work better. Doing same exercise your body already got used to it. Try new exercise is always better ;-)
I've heard that doing the same exercise is less effective than doing new exercises, and perhaps it is. But have there ever been any careful studies to verify that? Sometimes something is assumed to be true because it has been repeated often. Although the benefits of exercise are clear, I'm unsure of some of the specific advice.
I finally figured out which word should have been used to describe this thread; "underrated" would be better than "undermined."
One advantage of dumbell flies over bench presses is that if one can't quite do the last repetition, the situation is easier to handle with the dumbell flies. Dumbells can't strangle you or pin you to the bench. However, if I stop making progress with the dumbells, I'll try alternating with the bench press.