Who trains at home. Any preference?
- 03-19-2010, 08:11 AM
Who trains at home. Any preference?
Just signed up as a new member and have to say I'm seriously impressed at the wealth of information available on this site. I live in Perth Western Australia and have been training for 4 years but for the last 12 months have been training at home and was wondering who else trains at home and who has preferences either way.
- 03-19-2010, 08:14 AM
i did when i first started. but then the amount of exercises i could do was limited and i didn't want to invest $ in equiptment.
if you live in a rural place then i guess you might not have a choice. but i live in a major city so there's a gym every other block it seems like
03-19-2010, 08:20 AM
I figured on the availabillity of gyms in the larger cities as playing a big factor. Im a shift worker and the gym near me isnt always open when I want to train.
As for the cost to set up a comprehensive gym at home it worked out to about 3 years worth of gym fees for my wife and I. If only I worked out I guess it would have been 6 years worth and a borderline decision.
03-19-2010, 09:09 AM
I train at home. Its just so much more convenient for me, with my work hours.It can some times be limiting on the weight I use, and a restriction on exercises I can perform. But I can't beat the convenience.
03-19-2010, 09:20 AM
i bought a cage and bench w/ 500lbs Oly weights for my home gym. i simply hate using gyms downtown. i've also yet to find one with a cage....and all the morons really piss me off.
03-19-2010, 09:21 AM
I train in my apartment. I have two options for gyms in my neighborhood, there's one power lifting gym that doesn't match me well and 600 cardio-pink dumbell gyms that is a really bad match. I'm never going to be benching in the 500s or doing 90 minute cardio sessions, so I bought a power rack, an elliptical machine, a power block dumbell set and a crappy calf machine and love it. Also, working out at home means that I won't get the athlete's foot in the shower, a nasty rash from the bench, and when I throw up from overexertion during squat days, at most, the only person that can laugh at me is my GF.
03-19-2010, 01:39 PM
03-19-2010, 04:58 PM
I've done both, I much perfer working out at home, away from the cackling of all the chickens that group up around the weights.
03-19-2010, 09:10 PM
03-19-2010, 09:11 PM
03-20-2010, 04:16 AM
You all pretty much summed up my reasons for training at home. I guess I am lucky as I have the wife to spot me on the bench and shoulder press and a rack for the squat. Its nice not having to wait for a bunch of young blokes cycling thru the equipment and talking more than lifting. I thought the pub was for socialising.
03-21-2010, 05:34 PM
I buy equipment for my house instead of buying a gym membership. Its expensive but so is a gym membership where I live. Cant beat how convenient it makes everything.
03-21-2010, 05:37 PM
Just got a whole new setup at home. Was getting sick and tired of waiting for equipent at the gym. So I got a rack, over 600lbs and I am loving every minute of it
03-21-2010, 05:42 PM
03-21-2010, 06:04 PM
I turned my attic into a hard core gym, I have everything I need, all the dumb bells and some machines, although my parents rage when I start doing deads. 500 pounds pounding up and down on the cieling haha. But it really beats going to the gym and dealing with all those gym rats that hoard all the bars and bells and dont re rack squat.
03-21-2010, 06:06 PM
03-21-2010, 06:32 PM
Hay m8 im from down under too.... and yup i train at home, lookin at investing in some more gear very shortly......... i left a whole heap of gear with a m8 on the goldy bcoz i couldnt have been bothered to move it all up north, but ive got enough to do the job atm.
03-21-2010, 06:42 PM
Most gyms don't appreciate me coming in my underwear and yelling abuse randomly while blasting angry tunes. Neither does my wife..but she likes the results, so she supports it at home heh.
03-21-2010, 07:13 PM
03-21-2010, 07:39 PM
I can say honestly i love working out at home so much more you can do whatever yell scream workout in just a jock strap for all i care. But its not going to be the same results unless you seriously drop some dough to get good quality stuff, If you can get the proper machines db's weights its deffinately better to workout at home atleast in my mind you dont have to pay for gas or membership fees dont have to deal with ****y little kids or lines for machines. But like i mentioned in the end it comes down to getting a quality workout and wherever you can get the best thats where your gonna wannna go just ignore the rest.
03-21-2010, 09:08 PM
worked out at gyms for years,now since i'm older i bought enough equipment(2 smiths, cable towers...ect. and olimpic weight(a couple thousand pounds),hex dumbells up to 120 pounders and right now i'm buyin a muscle max commercial leg press. half of my basement is one big gym now , so now i work out at home with my wife or son anytime i want.
03-21-2010, 10:34 PM
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