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Old 03-16-2014, 03:01 AM   #21
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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.
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:51 AM   #22
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i used a home gym for a year, year and a half

then i joined a real gym for 30/month

joining the real gym was only 10x better for me.
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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
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I'm also a fully home gym rat, but I do go to an actual gym with a buddy maybe 1-2 times per month. My home gym cons are similar to what others posted such as limited equipment, no spotter which makes it no only a bit unsafe at times, but can also be limiting as far as growth is concerned due to inability to lift to lift progressively heavier without that spotter. Also, I have had to be my own biggest motivator since I have no one else to push me. This is good & bad because it's sometimes nice to train without a bunch of yelling. Pros for my gym are convenience of simply walking down some stairs, no waiting on equipment, except to change out the weights, playing music as loud as I want, and no rules to follow. My weights can stay unracked if they want to. Great post, especially for us home gym guys!
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one of the cons for me is when my Dog decides to take a leak on my weight plates, hope he doesn't make a habit of this.
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