home training vs gym training
- 07-21-2012, 09:37 PM
- 07-21-2012, 11:41 PM
All depends on the equipment at home.. like if i had a benchpress, squat rack and deadlifting platforn... i never leave my house, everhttp://anabolicminds.com/forum/training-forum/198788-highschool-athlete-thread.html
- 07-22-2012, 08:06 AM
I wanted a garage gym really bad. Was gonna build a platform, get high quality squat rack and bench, pull up and dip stations. Then I realized my ceiling was too low and scrapped the idea.
07-22-2012, 04:45 PM
i love it. but i do have quite a bit of equipment. so that helps. before i got my cage i hatted working out at home.
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
11-28-2012, 10:57 AM
11-28-2012, 11:01 AM
i cant do home training. too easy to just quit, and i cant pull the trigger into go mode while im at home. something about being at the gym makes me work harder than anywhere else
11-28-2012, 11:28 AM
however sometimes i wish i had a home gym to get away from the d bags at the gym but that would take a serious home set up....i do have a few friends who say they get a good workout at home...but it's mostly p90x or kettlebell type training and thats not what i'm into
11-28-2012, 11:44 AM
I think training at home is much better - assuming you have some basic equipment. Sure you might be motivated in the gym and also pick a few techniques or ideas, but IMO people are also distracted and derailed working out in the gym. It's also easy to get caught up in the competition or the appearance of what we're doing. When I work out at home I'm a sweaty, ugly, grunting, mess that can barely lift my arms (or whatever) when I'm done.
I go to the gym 1-2 times a week depending equipment needs for the weeks routine (which changes weekly).
11-28-2012, 01:00 PM
I prefer a good gym. But most of the ones by me have turned into Planet Fatness or similar jokes of "gym". So I've gone the home gym route. Power rack, weights, bench and dip stand so far. Need a good set of dumbbells next. Takes a little more work to get into gym mode, but Im happy.
11-28-2012, 01:08 PM
Lol...I stopped by a Planet Gym with a friend as a guest; no cage or power rack! I walked out.
11-28-2012, 02:41 PM
I workout at home with a squat rack adjuatable bench chin/dip stand and bowflex dumbells. I like the fact that i can scream swear take my clothes off and noone cares. Also this way i can train any time of the day or night.
11-28-2012, 10:06 PM
Home gym. I find it easier to do all my mobility/stretching exercises in the comfort of my own home after my workout, given that many of them look rather amusing. But you do need to spend a bit to get it going. I bought a flat bench, incline with detachable rack for when I want to do reverse flys, back extensions etc., stability ball, medicine ball, bands, power rack, mat, Oly bar + normal 6ft bar, adjustable dumbells (ones with weight affixed are rather expensive and can be redundant after a month of training (natural progession etc.), Oly Weights + Iron + Rubber weights, dipping station, pull up station, belts and vests.
Cost a bit to get set up, but in the long run i'll save a fortune on memberships haha
11-29-2012, 03:07 AM
gym has good equipment but i feel i work harder at home as you can do your sets quicker you can do what u want and i use you tube to learn new stuff
11-29-2012, 04:11 AM
Can't beat the equipment in a good gym and I tend to get in the zone much better than working out at home.
11-29-2012, 05:37 AM
At home I have a squat rack, smith machine, chin & bars but still prefer the gym. Don't have the motivation at home especially when it is summer and the gym is set up in my garage it's boiling hot, looking at a brick wall and kids ride past on the street. Much prefer the gym. I had a break from the gym for about 8 weeks then joined back at the gym!
11-29-2012, 01:33 PM
only thing i need for my home gym is a bench but got all my free wieghts and stuff its awsome
11-29-2012, 09:57 PM
I have a pretty decent garage gym, squat rack bench pull down station pull up bar dip station and some dumbbells and an ez bar and 300lbs of weights I worked out with that for my first six months of lifting and made great gains but when I started Plataeaing on strength it was hard te stay motivated so I joined a hole in the wall gym to get some new inspiration now I only use my home gym if I absolutely can't make it to the gym or If I have friends over who don't lift and wanna show them why they should lol but I can definitely say when I move and I can put my gym in the basement where it's not 100 degrees or 0 whatever it is outside I'll be lifting at home again and saving money
11-29-2012, 10:33 PM
I'd do both.
11-30-2012, 03:15 AM
i can train anytime of day at home and do my sets without poeple takeing machines i want
11-30-2012, 03:47 AM
Sh#tty gyms around here, I'll take my gym any day...
11-30-2012, 06:30 AM
^^ Awesome. Especially those old-timey globe weights.
11-30-2012, 09:53 AM
thats pretty tight. i never thought of how i would feel about home training if i got stuck with. ad gym hours cuz work, or ****ty gyms. im fortunate enough to get into my 24hour when its pretty emptyOriginally Posted by Power-Lift
12-01-2012, 07:16 AM
just buy a wieght set and some plates i mostly free wieght anyway so i train free everyday now i bought my own set its cool
12-03-2012, 08:19 PM
12-03-2012, 08:33 PM
I've gotta say gym training. Something about the pre workout rituals I've been doing for years. Home training never could match up for me compared to going into the gym, especially the hole in the wall I go to. There's something to walking through those doors.
12-03-2012, 09:33 PM
12-03-2012, 09:48 PM
Gym training. I love having access to all the equipment and being able to just get in the zone. Plus I wouldnt wanna use gear at home alone.
12-04-2012, 08:21 AM
I can definitely vouch for that! I switched to the place I am at now a couple years ago. I wouldn't trade where I am at for anything. Only thing I wish we had is bumpers but i'll probably end up investing in some sooner or later and just bring them in. For now it's just more of a reason to not miss.Originally Posted by Young Gotti
12-07-2012, 10:15 AM
I also do both. If I had a barbell and a squat rack, I wouldn't need a gym at all. I enjoy working out at home. Don't have to go to a gym and que for the equipment. I can listen to my own music and not wear a shirt if I want to.
12-07-2012, 10:59 AM
Home for me. The convenience can't be beat and the atmosphere is whatever I want it to be. Screeming,farting,throwing sh!t,banging weights,boxers and chucks,who the hell cares. Only downside is the lack of gym bunnies. Lol
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12-08-2012, 02:01 PM
I think home. I worked out at home for a year, then a gym for about a year and a half and recently switched back to home for personal reasons. I find that for the most part I can get a more intense workout at home. I don't ever need to wait for equipment, I can blast whatever music I want and just start screaming or doing whatever to get me psyched for a lift. Also for me in Canadian winter...it is alot easier to say "well time to go into my gym room and lift some heavy ass weight!" then it is to go "well time to drive to the gym that in normal conditions is a 15 min drive but in this **** is nearly an hour!!!!!". The olympic weight set and squat rack I bought recently is probably the best investment I've ever made.
Also this part may sound weird...but when I feel like its time to up the weight and go buy some more plates mentally for me I have motivation to keep progressing and never get weaker...cause those are my plates that I paid my hard earned money for so I better be able to keep lifting em all! Lol
12-09-2012, 05:08 PM
12-21-2012, 06:56 AM
12-21-2012, 08:28 AM
I'm thinking about getting "The Rack" I saw adertised on TV. It's on sale at Target. The guy in the commercial was pretty jacked so its gotta work. It's my New Years resolution to get swole and jacked at home. I hope it comes with a gift card for Muscle Tech Mass Gainer, then I'd be set.
Home workouts here I come!
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12-21-2012, 08:43 AM
i do most of my training at home. when i can there is small private gym i go to. a new place just opened up last week which was the sort of merger of an athletic training facility and an old powerlifting gym that both closed. i am thinking of dropping in once and a while.
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
12-21-2012, 08:49 AM
Yes, best of both worlds. I have a killer home gym, and 3 minutes from me I'm a member of a commercial gym.
Nice to have options..
12-26-2012, 07:15 PM
Home Gym IMO is the best. I have a pretty extensive set of equipment: power rack, ironmaster smith machine, ironmaster DBs and various martial arts/ boxing equipment.
I'm out there every morning at 6 AM. My own music, no waiting for equipment, loud as I want it to be and no one bothering me with "questions" or "suggestions". Only downside is the cash layout but beats monthly "fees". Lol
12-26-2012, 08:54 PM
12-27-2012, 06:09 PM
I'm super lucky and blessed but this gym was the result of years of saving and doing without. Here is a picture:
12-27-2012, 06:45 PM
"I'm super lucky and blessed but this gym was the result of years of saving and doing without. Here is a picture:" (from kenpoengineer):
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