Originally Posted by AF-Iron
I love having a home gym, but it has a few drawbacks. I can do almost any barbell training I want, when I want. Food and water are close by. No wait for a squat rack (we only have 4 in the base gym). I dont have to follow a dress code when I work out. Plus my garage doubles as a dry sauna in the summer. My garage is a 2 car, so I have room for more things if I want.
The downsides are, I only have 1 old rusty bar, not enough plates or accessories, my rack is wood but will last until I can afford a good one, I have to put down a rubber mat for deadlifts (housing would kill me if I chipped my floor), no spotters, it gets nasty cold in the winter.
I do go from time to time to the base gym to use machines or do cardio in bad weather. It also lets me to train to failure without the dangers of doing it alone at home. They also have a nice rubber running track and a pool.
Im in the wooden rack/rubber mat/cold frack club as well man.
I have a 140kg oly set. nearly time for more plates.
just got a steel squat rack this week, but If I'm honest I kinda prefer my wooden rack