alright, I did a search, however i have specifics in my question which arent going to be addressed in the other threads/stickies. also, i cant take much of 56k before i want to blow my brains out. making thread = the answer. anyway, all i hear at college is girls pointing out how buff guys are hot blah blah blah. anyway.. im very skinny, and i have a metal bar in my chest (pectus excavatum was the condition i had before the procedure. its called the nuss procedure. google image nuss.jpg and pectus excavatum to see it). basically chest is caved in, an the bar they inserted to "pop" my chest out prevents muscle growth on my chest. Anyway, I want to bulk up my arms, shoulders, stomach, legs (for when wearing shorts). but i dont watn to do it so much, because bulking uip my chest wont work (ive tried.. a lot). and i dont want it to be were im bulky everywhere except my chest, that would be prolly a bigger turnoff than just being skinny The other thing is, all i have here at home is dumbells, so thats what i have to make due with (no gym around, so dont bother telling me to do that). What exercises can i do to bulk up what i mentioned? i dont want to get ripped obviously.. and i have an extremely high metabolism.. i just want to gain some muscle mass so im more cut looking, and not skinny. (ive been told toning is different than bulking. one is where you go for more strength and less mass, and the other is vice versa. if this is true, which im not sure, then i want to increase mass as much as possible (muscle, not just weight gain).. i dont care really if im extra strong or not. im not oging to be fighting anyone btw, im 19, 6'1" and roughly 155 lbs (lst time i checked).