My 'fitness center' only has dumbbells and machines...what can I do?

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    nikocb New Member

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    I can't really afford a real gym membership right now so I've been going to my apts 'fitness center'. Problem is, they have machines and dumbbells. No barbells :hs: So what kind of stuff can I do that would normally require the barbell?
     
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    Dumbell Bench, Dumbell Shoulder Press, Lunges, Dumbell Rows.

    www.exrx.net
     
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    That's OK, alot of people actually only use dumbells instead of barbells, at least for upper body.

    Flat bench, shoulder press, incline, decline, flies, curls, I guess you could squat :dunno:
     
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    Yeah..it's not so much a problem for upper body as it is for lower. How do I do deadlifts and squats with DBs?
     
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    put the db's out to your side for deads. rest them on your shoulders for squats.
     
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    my apartments 'fitness center' has an elliptical, a curl machine, a pec deck, and some goofy multi-use machine that you can pretty much just bench, row, and curl with...

    no free weights, no barbells, its smaller than my bedroom here.
     
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    You can do just about anything with DB's.
     
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    break the machines with the dumbells and MAN THE FUCK UP.
     
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    do lunges if you cant do squats
     
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    DB Box Lunges FTW
     
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