you can great full-body workout with just the bench and squat rack, and a place to do pull ups. the bench is good for the bench. the squat rack is a good place to do squats, overhead press, rows, inverse rows and deadlifts. basically, you can try a program like starting strength or stronglifts at home and see how that works for you...assuming you have a barbel and weights to go with all that equipment. you can recreate most of the big movements with dumbbells too...i just think a barbel is better.