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    Is this equipment adequate to build chest?

    Is a power rack with Bench and dumbbells up to 35lbs enough to build a good chest? It's just an argument I've been having with a buddy of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99JT View Post
    Is a power rack with Bench and dumbbells up to 35lbs enough to build a good chest? It's just an argument I've been having with a buddy of mine.
    Yes.
    Get creative.
    Incline decline flat bench
    Flys
    Pullovers use two db's

    Not asking, I have done it.
    I wont podt a bunch of gay ass studies or recommended routines, I have done it.
    I wont spout a bunch of bullshit that may or may not make sense... I have done it from an apartment living room with not even the bench or power rack most of the time.

    Only question is do you want it that bad.
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    Squeeze.
    Do the mos direct exercises for chest first.

    Decline
    Flat
    Incline
    Fly
    Pullover
    Done

    Yhis is ghetto lifting btw.
    If you have weights too light for a specific exercise then save it until your chest is fatigued.
    Once you start duct taping dumbells to your barbell you know its getting real.
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    That weight in dumbells will be limiting over time. Obs is on point with his recommendations but I'd suck it up and find some used Powerblocks on Craigs List if possible.
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    but is it ideal especially when you have other options? a little more info on the question A bodybuilder friend of mine has offered to train me at his studio (Pretty cheap) he mainly dose trx, boxing, and boot camp like training. knowing my goal is size and strength he claims he can give me a better workout their than a regular gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99JT View Post
    but is it ideal especially when you have other options? a little more info on the question A bodybuilder friend of mine has offered to train me at his studio (Pretty cheap) he mainly dose trx, boxing, and boot camp like training. knowing my goal is size and strength he claims he can give me a better workout their than a regular gym.
    Nothing more can possibly be done to chest that a flat, adjustable bench (flat incline decline) barbell and set of dumbs can't do.

    Real big chested mother fuckers don't piss around on fky machines and stack loaded chest masturbation isolation machines.

    My routine is as follows, and I've been a double agent since my first 6 months lifting

    Barbell bench 5 sets 185lb for 20 reps
    Barbell bench 5 sets 225 lb for 8-failure

    DB bench 5 sets 80lb for 15 rep's
    DB bench 3 sets 90lb for 12 reps
    DB bench 2 sets 95lb for 10-failure

    Decline BB bench 5 sets 225lb for 10-failure
    Decline DB bench 5 sets 80lb for 20 reps

    Incline DB bench 5 sets 70lb for 10 reps.

    If course torwards the end, I'll jump back on flat BB bench and do some slow negatives with 250lb. Like 2-3 rep sets, but slow.

    On other days I'll do odd ball shit, like ezbar pull overs or DB pullover or flys

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    Dumbbells up to 35 lbs is tough....
    When you say bench, I assume that includes a bar and any needed weights? If he is doing DB presses and flyes with 35lb dumbbells, he isn't going to get very far

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    You're going to need to add more weight
    35lb are good but all the sets/reps in the world wont get you the same gains as adding more weight or resistance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Nothing more can possibly be done to chest that a flat, adjustable bench (flat incline decline) barbell and set of dumbs can't do.

    Real big chested mother fuckers don't piss around on fky machines and stack loaded chest masturbation isolation machines.

    My routine is as follows, and I've been a double agent since my first 6 months lifting

    Barbell bench 5 sets 185lb for 20 reps
    Barbell bench 5 sets 225 lb for 8-failure

    DB bench 5 sets 80lb for 15 rep's
    DB bench 3 sets 90lb for 12 reps
    DB bench 2 sets 95lb for 10-failure

    Decline BB bench 5 sets 225lb for 10-failure
    Decline DB bench 5 sets 80lb for 20 reps

    Incline DB bench 5 sets 70lb for 10 reps.

    If course torwards the end, I'll jump back on flat BB bench and do some slow negatives with 250lb. Like 2-3 rep sets, but slow.

    On other days I'll do odd ball shit, like ezbar pull overs or DB pullover or flys
    the issue is i cant do decline on the bench only flat and incline and 35lb dumbbells i warm up with more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99JT View Post
    the issue is i cant do decline on the bench only flat and incline and 35lb dumbbells i warm up with more than that.
    Well as you know heavy dumbell are like $1.50-$2.50 a lb.

    But

    Buy sdh handles off eBay and load them with standard 10lb 1"plates

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    Craigslist, garage sales, secondhand sports equipment stores. Start hunting now and periodically monitor it. You'll generally find some decent bargains.
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