I know there's not really a right or wrong answer for most of these, but does anyone have any insights into the pros and cons of different ways to exercise different muscle groups, or any reasons at all for their preferences.
Some of the ones in particular that interest me are...
Chest: Dumbbell vs Barbell Bench
Back: Cable Row vs Lever Row vs Bent Over Row
Triceps: Extension vs Machine Dips vs Pushdown
Calves: Calf Press vs Standing Calf Raise
Front Shoulders: Military Press vs Dumbbell Shoulder Press vs Barbell Shoulder Press
Rear Shoulders: Rear Delt Row vs Rear Lateral Raise
as well as Abs, where I've toyed with crunches, incline situps, Jackknives, unweighted versions with high reps, weighted versions with lower reps, single and multiple sets, and really have no idea of the most effective way to work them, if there is one.
If any exercises might be better tailored to specific goals (endurance vs strength, etc.) that type of info would be helpful too.
Anyway I know this is a lot of questions at once, but I'd appreciate any input for any of these questions, or anyone pointing me to a place that has already attempted to answer.
Thanks in advance.