Need To Gain Muscle. Have Litte Equipment. Help?

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    Jul 23, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    Hey there! I workout in a tiny room with lots of broken equipment at a local swim and tennis club. The only things I have access to are an assortment of dumbbells, a chest press machine, and a leg press machine. As of right now I can't really find anywhere better. So, my question is: How many things can I do with dumbbells?
  • Latenight30

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    Jul 23, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    Dumb bells are great. Because you are using your arms independently they develop stronger and more balance.
    All kinds of back, shoulder, chest and arm exercises.
    A few of my favorites-
    Front Shoulder Raises, Shoulder Press, Chest Overhead Pulls, Alternating Bicep Curls.
    Good luck!
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    Jul 23, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    Thank you for the response! I'll be sure to try those icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    http://www.passion4profession.net/

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    You can rip these videos to your smart phone...
    i love that you can do most these exercises with or without bells..
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    Jul 23, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    That looks like a good site! I'll be sure to check it out! icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    Anocxu saidhttp://www.passion4profession.net/

    Sign up..
    Just pick a muscle group..and go..
    I LOVE this site..
    You can rip these videos to your smart phone...
    i love that you can do most these exercises with or without bells..
    And..

    Youtube..sea of workout tips there..have fun..icon_biggrin.gif

    OMG, I love these guys, lol....their lil' animations are hilarious (not by design) and yet give really good workout info and some great exercise ideas. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jul 23, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    intensity69 said
    yourname2000 said
    Anocxu saidhttp://www.passion4profession.net/

    Sign up..
    Just pick a muscle group..and go..
    I LOVE this site..
    You can rip these videos to your smart phone...
    i love that you can do most these exercises with or without bells..
    And..

    Youtube..sea of workout tips there..have fun..icon_biggrin.gif

    OMG, I love these guys, lol....their lil' animations are hilarious (not by design) and yet give really good workout info and some great exercise ideas. icon_biggrin.gif

    Like, come on....a gay guy had to draw this, hahahaha. icon_biggrin.gif The guy is a total clone, and I don't think a hetro would have gone to the trouble of animating his 5 o'clock shadow. icon_wink.gif And look at the way he purses his lips with each stoke --you can almost hear him quietly moaning to himself, lol.

    Great exercises though....me and T have incorporated a couple into our routine. icon_biggrin.gif



    ... and we usually have the heavy 5-o'clock shadow, and purse our lips... icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif



    That guy is my secret crush..did you see his bulge..that tight ass...OMG
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    Jul 23, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    Have you thought about moving outside? If there's a park near you with a fitness course that's a great workout. Yard work, hauling limbs to the curb, shoveling snow (I know it's July) will put on muscle. Get a heavy bag, do some sparring. You don't need expensive weights.
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    Jul 23, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike saidHave you thought about moving outside? If there's a park near you with a fitness course that's a great workout. Yard work, hauling limbs to the curb, shoveling snow (I know it's July) will put on muscle. Get a heavy bag, do some sparring. You don't need expensive weights.


    Couldn't agree more. You don't need expensive weights to get it done. Even if there isn't a fitness course available, there are so many other options. Find a playground with monkey bars where you can do pull ups/chin ups and abdominal work. Look for a tree stump where you can do some plyo jumps. find any curb to do calf exercises, or stairs. Etc. Be creative. Just because you don't have weight resistance doesn't mean you can't build strength and size. Change up the movements from very slow and deliberate to very quick, while maintaining flex on the muscles throughout the whole movement. practice static exercises. Find a hill then find a boulder or anything heavy to carry up that hill. Wow, sounds more exciting than going to a gym!!
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    Jul 23, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    somenamethatscool said Need To Gain Muscle. Have Litte Equipment. Help?
    Gaining muscle is fairly easy, yet time-consuming and sorta expensive due to the eating requirements.

    Can't help ya with your "little equipment," though. That'll take surgery.
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    Jul 23, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Work for UPS? ;-)
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    Jul 23, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    TerraFirma saidWork for UPS? ;-)


    Haha, or FedEx, I can vouch icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 23, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    somenamethatscool saidHey there! I workout in a tiny room with lots of broken equipment at a local swim and tennis club. The only things I have access to are an assortment of dumbbells, a chest press machine, and a leg press machine. As of right now I can't really find anywhere better. So, my question is: How many things can I do with dumbbells?

    That's really all you need. If my shoulders weren't fucked up I'd use dumbbells for 90% the exercises in my workouts. Shoulder press, arnold press, incline bench, flat bench, upright rows, lawn mowers, squats, lunges, and deadlifts could all be done with dumbbells. There are also tons of isolation movements that you could do with them as well.
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    Jul 23, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure there is no fitness course (or park with monkeybars/etc) within miles of me, but I could check... And I'll try some of those exercises with the dumbbells out.

    Also, that's a lot of replies. icon_eek.gif Thanks for all of them!
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    Jul 26, 2012 8:05 AM GMT
    Resistance bands are also fairly versatile, compact, and cheap.

    ~C