FIT Home gym > Commercial gym

Do you agree?

  • Home gym all the way

    Votes: 13 27.1%
  • Home gym acceptable but Commercial gym preferred

    Votes: 17 35.4%
  • Commercial gym all the way

    Votes: 18 37.5%

  • Total voters
    48
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Girder_Shade

Well-Known Member
Feb 22, 2005
38,327
Republic of Toronto
- 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?
 

Pen Is Mightier

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:
 

4cd-Air

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Oct 4, 2001
9,914
I hate the commercial gym ideology, but I love the equipment
 

Jacknasty

New Member
Aug 1, 2002
3,433
Destin, Florida
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
 

jokka

Well-Known Member
Apr 29, 2005
38,685
GO REDSKINS
former home gym and now a membe of golds gym.

more weights/bars = more exercise variations.

home gym = squats/bench/rows.
 

BimmerJustin

Why would you deny yourself something you want?
Dec 31, 2000
57,426
Fantasyland
a comfy couch and TV in the next room, pussy in the next room and a wife bugging me every 2 seconds for shit.

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.
 

BimmerJustin

Why would you deny yourself something you want?
Dec 31, 2000
57,426
Fantasyland
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.
 

GTLifter

Banned
Feb 28, 2005
62,093
Durty Durty ATL Niggah
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.
 

deadbolt

Active Member
Apr 18, 2004
21,333
Southern California
- No waiting for machines - squat racks are always open
- No annual membership fees - home gym aint free. but 30/month is nothing
- No rules to abide to - what rules dont you like?
- No travel costs
- No other members being of trouble to you - ive never experienced this
- Open all hours of the day/night - 6am - 11pm is good enough
- Pump your own music - ipod
- Area kept tidy/ or lack thereof - you sound like a girl

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?

-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
 

BlackIce72

New Member
Jan 4, 2005
7,800
NJ
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
 

timberwolf

New Member
Jan 30, 2004
19,622
Toronto
-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

:werd:

I think if I had a home gym it'd be too easy to just take a nap rather than workout.
 

BlackIce72

New Member
Jan 4, 2005
7,800
NJ
When does that happen in any lift other than bench press?

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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