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Do you agree?

  1. Home gym all the way

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  2. Home gym acceptable but Commercial gym preferred

    17 vote(s)
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  3. Commercial gym all the way

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  1. Girder_Shade

    Girder_Shade OT Supporter

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    - No waiting for machines
    - No annual membership fees
    - No rules to abide to
    - No travel costs
    - No other members being of trouble to you
    - Open all hours of the day/night
    - Pump your own music
    - Area kept tidy/ or lack thereof

    Only downfalls I can think of are:

    - No motivated environment / social aspect / hot females
    - Spotter not always present
    - Lack of equipment

    However most of the exercises can be done with just:

    - Bench / Squat rack
    - Barbell
    - Dumbells
    - Weights

    Dips and pullups can be done with stair railings and roof support beams. (2 storey house unless you build your own stand)

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Pros for me
    - Open all hours of the day/night
    - Pump your own music
    - No travel time
    - No waiting
    - Grunt your lungs out and not feel awkward

    Cons
    - Spotter not always present
    - Expensive equipment/weights

    I always wish they would play some metal at the gym loud as fuck, instead they just put on like some Pop XM/Sirius station. :ugh: Once I own a house I will probably turn the garage into a workout area. :dunno:
     
  3. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    I hate the commercial gym ideology, but I love the equipment
     
  4. ReFreshing

    ReFreshing OT Supporter

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    depends on what equipment you have.

    no stupid rules and stupid employees annoying you over trivial shit
     
  5. Jacknasty

    Jacknasty New Member

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    I went the home gym route and it was cool for about a month or two.
    I spent jack on dumbells, a power rack, 450lbs of free weights plus an Oly bar, a big mirror and a dip/pull up contraption and an eliptical machine.

    Everything was good for a little while but its hard to get motivated when there is air conditioning 10ft away, a comfy couch and TV in the next room, pussy in the next room and a wife bugging me every 2 seconds for shit.

    Go to a real gym and get buck wild
     
  6. jokka

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    former home gym and now a membe of golds gym.

    more weights/bars = more exercise variations.

    home gym = squats/bench/rows.
     
  7. Lukkie

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    skool gym for the cheap prices and ladies
     
  8. BimmerJustin

    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    Im slightly confused by this post, are the pussy and the wife two separate people? If so, good for you for hooking that situation up.
     
  9. BimmerJustin

    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    I prefer a commercial gym, all the options for weights/cardio/classes, etc. keep it fresh. Plus, and not to sound gay, but working around around other guys who are after the same goal is inspiring in a lot of ways. Also, eyeing up the in-shape women is a treat after working with wildabeasts all day.
     
  10. GTLifter

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    If I had tons of money and space I would have a huge gym in a separate building behind the house. Think private PL/SM gym atmosphere but with a lot of the equipment you'd find at a commercial gym.
     
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    -i would rather use an actual dip bars and pull up bars.
    -buying dumbbells up to 200 is not cheap.
    -oly platforms and bumper plates are not cheap
    -i have little motivation in a home gym
    - commercial > home, by a long shot
     
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    as pussy as it sounds there's a good amount of safety in a commercial gym as far as someone being there if shit goes down
     
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    I think if I had a home gym it'd be too easy to just take a nap rather than workout.
     
  14. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Depends how much equipment you've got for your home gym.
     
  15. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    When does that happen in any lift other than bench press?
     
  16. Jacknasty

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    db lunges

    can you imagine if you got stuck down on one knee. it's not like you can just let go of the db's. come on man, think about it
     
  17. BlackIce72

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    squats and cleans to a certain degree - that's more accidental than failure related though

    respiratory issues, heart related issues

    I've helped at least couple guys on the bench press who failed without a spotter and couldn't sit up with it.

    edit: not to mention the time my training partner called 911 for someone who fainted and hit his head
     
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