Ok - just to follow up, I queried Btwb support to clarify this - asking if a user should log total load or log a single dumbbell.
Toni responded (on behalf of support) to say that only one dumbbell should be logged.
To that end, I'll ensure I search specifically for single-arm exercises to log when using one dumbbell only.
Hope this helps.
That is correct IF the movement is set up properly, which I have found many to not be. For example, I just logged a double kettlebell push press and if you look at the work done calculation, it is the weight of reps x the weight of the entered kettlebell. So I did 84 reps at 16kg and it shows 1,344 where it should show double.
This is one of my biggest complaints and it really goes back to what Adam said above. They REALLY need to have someone go through and clean up the movements or at least review them before they are publicly available for use. You never know what you're going to get when you select a double kettlebell/dumbbell movement and a lot of times you get 0 work done because apparently the movement isn't set up properly.
I've taken a firm stance with this one. I log the combined weight moved in one rep. A Single-Arm KB Snatch at 53# is the same weight moved for a (two-handed) KB Swing at 53#. Therefore, I record a Devil Press with two 35# dumbbells as 70#.
Also, it would be nice if someone at BTWBHQ would go through the movement database and clean out some of those ridiculous options and edit grammar and spelling.
I currently ask myself the same question. Any idea @beyondthewhiteboard ?
I`ve been asking this to, but no answer to date...