Is it entirely possible to bulk up just from barbells/dumbells?

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  1. Girder_Shade

    Girder_Shade OT Supporter

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    So my gym membership ran out 2 months ago and I'm pretty broke for awhile with all these expenses (credit card, car, loan) so basically I've been doing home gym for the past couple of months just with dumbells and barbells and my weider bench.

    I got all the routine exercises for each muscle group off this site: http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html

    I have noticed an improvement but its not very big but I guess its only the start but in all my muscle and fitness mags they all concentrate on free weights so I guess gym is not really that important.

    All the important exercises I can do at home with my weights like deadlift, upright/seated/bentover rows, benchpress, squats, curls, you name it.

    The upside is I can train everyday and not have to pay a cent.
    Is there anything I need the gym for then? :hsd:
     
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    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    do you have a squat rack you can do curls in?
     
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    JustBlazin Ironic Punishment

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    yes, you still need to go to the gym so you can stare at yourself and others in the mirrors
     
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  5. Girder_Shade

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    Yep I do.
    Plus I use my house mate as a spotter when I do bench and squats. :wiggle:
     
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    Yea, you should be fine with barbells weights and dumbells
     
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    Seems to work ok for me, gained 15 pounds or so since the start of the year. Its annoying having no spotter though.
     
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    squat, deadlift, bench, press, barbell rows are the best exercises for adding muscle mass and can all be done with a barbell
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    weak. :rolleyes:
     
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