Firstly, I want to say that I always considered the bar one of the greatest, sporting shells known to man. However, about a year ago the words of Greg Glassman made me seriously think. What are his recommendations for a modern athlete involved in the CrossFit program? Glassman called on all Crossfit lovers to make more use of the deadlift, work on the rack on their hands and actively use dumbbells .
I find it advisable to carry out the stalling more often, contradicting the fact that the push of the bar and the jerk are the most effective exercises in terms of strength development. The mentioned stand on the hands, in my opinion, appeared on this list as a sign of the desire to return to the basics. The recommendation to use dumbbells more seems to be the most reasonable, and this thought spun in my head.
Glassman points out the need for classes with two independent loads (for example, dumbbells), which makes it possible not to concentrate on working with the bar and makes the training more diverse. Since dumbbells are quite expensive and not very convenient to store, unlike the bar and discs, Glassman offers one interesting option.
If you constantly perform lifting the bar above your head (force capture on the chest, squats, etc.), working with dumbbells allows you to use a much larger range of exercises. Exercise with dumbbells will help develop left and right balance, improve balance and improve intramuscular coordination.
If you look at your program, you will most likely find it skewed in the direction of the exercises with the barbell and many opportunities to use dumbbells. If you do not believe me, ask your coach.