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Full Body Building Workout - Do You Need
To Go To The Gym?
By Jean Lam

Many people think of the gym directly when they want to have a full body building workout. But do you really need to go to the gym to have this? The answer is no. At home, you can easily have a good full body building workout either with body weight exercises or if you want to get more serious, you can add a small home gym with only free weights like dumbells, a bench and have a full body building workout. If you have sufficient space in your house, it's worth it provided you prefer training at home rather than going to the gym.

Free weights allow you to perform numerous exercises which target many muscle groups. No need to use machines which will definitely take more space.

Have at least two dumbells with adjustable weights or if you have the space, you can buy a dumbell rack for different dumbell sizes and weights. So no need to adjust weights if you need to. You don't need a barbell at all because all exercises that can be performed with a barbell can also be performed with two dumbells. Barbell also takes more space since it's longer. Then you just need an adjustable bench for your chest exercises mainly and others as well.

Here is a sample of a full body building workout for your needs:

Chest: Dumbell Bench Press, Incline Dumbell Bench Press, Dumbell Flyes

Triceps: Dumbell Overhead Extension, Dumbell Skull Crushes, Dumbell Kickbacks, Close Grip Dumbell Press

Biceps: Dumbell Curls, Alternate Dumbell Curls, Concentration Curls

Back: One-Arm Dumbell Rows, Two-Arm Dumbells Rows, Two-Arm Dumbells Deadlift, Pull Ups(You only need a bar to hang from which you can fix between a door or two opposite walls). There are pull up bars which you can easily fix without any bolts and drilling work. They are auto-fixable. Only pressure is applied when you lock the bar between two solid surfaces. A pull up bar can be considered an option as well since the other exercises will work your lats and back very well.

Forearms: One-Arm Dumbell Wrist Curl Palms Up and Palms Down

Shoulders: Dumbell Press, Side Lateral Raises, Bent Over Raises, Front Raises

Trapezius: Dumbell Shrugs

Abdominals: Crunches and Leg Raises with the use of bench or without

Legs: Dumbell Squats, Dumbell Lunges

Calves: Dumbell Calf Raises


As you can see, you don't need complicated or sophisticated machines to get a full body building workout. By only sticking to the basics, you can achieve your exercise goals.

About the author

Jean Lam is the webmaster of Body Building Resource which provides articles on weight training, nutrition and fitness, body building book and DVDs.


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