I am not a huge fan of the gym, so a few months ago I set myself up at home with a gym-quality bench (incline, decline and flat) and a set of Bowflex 552 dumbells.
I then created some mass building routines in JEFIT that focus on upper body (Chest, Arms, Back, Shoulders, Abs etc.). I get plenty of leg exercise from cycling and running so didn't include this.
The dumbell-only routines seem to have been working great for me so far. I have been steadily gaining strength across all exercises, but I have now hit the point where I can consistently exceed 8-10 reps on a dumbell bench press with the max 52.5lbs on my 552's.
Therefore, I am wondering what the next step would be to allow me to continue to gain chest strength. I am still nowhere near the 52.5 with my "fly" sets, but don't want to miss out by essentially not gaining any more from chest press sets.
I had thought maybe a barbell and stand for use with the bench but would appreciate any additional thoughts.