I'm new to working out, but I want more muscle mass.
All I've got is a pair of 25 lb dumbbells, a flat bench, and a pullup bar.
What (if any) workout can help me gain mass with just this equipment?
Well I don't think anyone can help you out with your "little equipment" (jk!), but if you can afford $25/month you are much better off joining a gym and using one of the pre-made routines posted here (from the "Wannabebig Articles drop-down menu in the top left corner").
there are some workouts that you can do, but for serious mass gains, you will need heavier dumbbells rather quickly, if not already.
best bet is to save up a little and get a membership at a gym.
the equipment you have now would be useful for someone who has to cardio workouts.
If money is an issue, go to home depot, buy the biggest bags of sand they have, and push them around. You don't need fancy equipment to workout.
Last edited by Pimpstick; 02-21-2009 at 06:37 AM.
if youre REALLY strapped for cash, get a barbell, and some plates (lots!) and some second hand squat stands, then read the forums for workouts.
youd be better off in a gym though, with proper equipment and guidance (pretty essential to avoid injury).
If your strapped for cash join a gym. I've spent a lot more money buying equipment over the years than the cost of gym membership. If you are in school check out their facility. In the US most local rec centers have weight rooms as well. There's not much you can do with 25lb 'bells. Weight training is a progressive activity. You WILL require more weight.
If you're just looking to get fit you can do body weight exercises for a while. After that fill a backpack with whatever. Sand bags are a perfectly good idea. Be creative.
It is currently a fad, at this writing, for boys to think they need a "six pack", although most of them don't have an ice chest to put it in.
push ups..........a ****in ****load of pushups....
you jsut gotta lose it and go untill you can't........
oo do it everyday before bed and a protienshake
Last edited by fearless; 02-23-2009 at 10:17 PM.
hahaha sandbag-pipe squats?......that is awsome
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