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Alternative to Dumbell Press?


I am trying to build muscle and I know compound exercises are the best thing to do. I don't have a gym membership, but I do have adjustable dumbells. I did a search on the site to try to find a way to get a good leg work out, which I did (I'm going to go with the single leg supplements). My only problem is in order to do the dumbell presses I do not have enough weight to really burn out on them without doing too many repetitions. I know these are pretty much the equivalent of the bench press which is a suggested compound exercise, what can I do for chest exercises that would be just as effective as dumbell press?


pushups, that's all you'll ever have to do , LOL

seriously though, can you perhaps spend some money to purchase a few heavier DBs?

do you have an adjustable bench?


Yes, I do have an adjustable bench.


Play around with the tempo.


buy a barbell and some plates