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Been following what the IST sticky said; weightlifting. Never lifting before. Hit a month of gym membership. Followed the Stronglifts' 5x5.
Now I realize that I only need to do Squat, Bench Press, Barbell Row, Overhead Press, and Deadlift. I think I will ditch the gym membership someday and purchase pic related on my home.
Its a bit expensive tho. For $1,000, is it worth to ditch my membership, or IST has cheaper alternative?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Of course it's worth, it's just the matter of time. If you are planning to lift for years to come 1000-2000$ for a home gym will surely pay off.
    I bought everything in that picture plus cable/pulley attachment and it's the best investment of my life.
    Even if you change your mind, you can sell everything for 90% of what you paid.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This and maybe even more considering bidenflation.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this. as long as you don't get shit tier equipment and take ok care of it, weight never really loses resale value. The benefit of walking 20ft to lift vs driving to a gym is also immense.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You get the home gym for convenience, not to save money. No travel time, complete privacy, don't need to share yadda yadda yadda. If you got the money and don't plan on immediately quitting, I think it's worth it for anyone who has the space for it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      All of this is true, but You do save money with a home gym though.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do the math of how long it will take to break even compared to a $10 monthly gym fee.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          assuming a yearly fee of $25, it will take 6.8 years to break even

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          8 years, 4 months. I plan to still be lifting in 8 years, and I'll bet my equipment will still be fully functional by then. You're also not considering:
          >$10/mo is the bare-ass minimum any gym will charge, most are closer to $20/$30
          >Also doesn't include the yearly fee a lot of gyms charge on top of monthly
          >You're only counting one membership fee; I'm planning to let my family use my shit. Probably a few close neighbors too.
          Homegym is worth it even before you consider all that, but when you do take it into account, it makes me wonder why anyone bothers with commercial gyms.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          > $10
          Where do you live? The cheapest gym in my town is $35/month.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            > Where do you live?
            Punjab, India
            Morning Sirs

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              morning sir

              https://i.imgur.com/Mg1I3iy.jpg

              Been following what the IST sticky said; weightlifting. Never lifting before. Hit a month of gym membership. Followed the Stronglifts' 5x5.
              Now I realize that I only need to do Squat, Bench Press, Barbell Row, Overhead Press, and Deadlift. I think I will ditch the gym membership someday and purchase pic related on my home.
              Its a bit expensive tho. For $1,000, is it worth to ditch my membership, or IST has cheaper alternative?

              even IF you want to follow strictly powerlifting, doing some accessories is optimal for strength gains and musclebuilding, for example you want to isolate your hamstrings as they dont get enough work from strictly squats and deadlifts

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I’m Super gay

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Now I realize that I only need to do Squat, Bench Press, Barbell Row, Overhead Press, and Deadlift

    Yet another one who fell for the meme.
    Just look at the people who do this stupid reductionist training, Rippetoe looks like shit, the stronglifts guy looks very mediocre for someone who has been (alledgedly) lifting for years.
    All these dudes who squat 3 times a week look like shit.

    Just do PPL like a normal person.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Just do PPL like a normal person
      you are acting liek the 100% of normies dont do ppl. they all look like shit too.
      any routine is going to be dependent on goals and diet, dont think some routine will magically make you BOTH buff and strong

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I am not saying PPL is magic, but it is much better than SS or SL.
        It has been proved by many studies that working a muscle group 2 times a week is ideal for muscle development, also squatting 3 times a week will fuck your knees and give you undesired body proportions. Men should focus on upper body development.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Men should focus on upper body development.
          Wrong
          big legs are definitely more impressive than a big upper body, and getting a big upper body is much easier. People expect gymgoers to focus on big arms, and if you need to focus on upper body to get big you're a GDE who should probably just give up. PPL is for dyels who will never put up impressive numbers
          This body was built on compounds

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Roided chud who cares. Fucking retard.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              natty
              I get no benefits from lying about being natty on an anonymous forum, now what's your argument, gay

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                that youre lying to win an argument on an online forum

              • 2 months ago
                fatty-bo0m-batty

                >lying to win an argument with a stranger

                Could you think of an even gayer use of one's time than this?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Shut up retard we're not all gullible retards like you.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >big legs are definitely more impressive than a big upper body
            Lol no
            >getting a big upper body is much easier.
            Lol no

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              post body

          • 2 months ago
            fatty-bo0m-batty

            That looks like a really nice gym

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            1. How can we know thats you on the pic?
            2. If that is in fact you, your legs arent well developed, your upper body is much more muscular.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >your legs arent well developed, your upper body is much more muscular
              I have an upper body pump and my legs are barely showing
              also that just makes it an even better argument against the PPL guy

              That looks like a really nice gym

              It was, unfortunately I just moved for work so I can't go there anymore

              • 2 months ago
                fatty-bo0m-batty

                Where do you find the nice gyms? I usually end up lifting at commercial gyms because of their ease of access, but they rarely have equipment as nice as the one in your pic

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It was a commercial gym, I was just lucky enough to have a very new gym close to my house
                it's definitely worth it taking a look around to see if there is some good gym you might have missed

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >big legs are definitely more impressive than a big upper body,
            no they aren't
            women can get big legs easily, a big upper body is an instinctively masculine trait
            developing the upper body not only takes far longer but also requires a higher exercise selection

            you posted an upper body shot in order to prove that you lift, doesn't that tell you everything lol
            >This body was built on compounds
            you can do those on PPL and on any type of split so it doesn't matter

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >This body was built on compounds
            yeah, chemical compounds

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              gotem

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >also squatting 3 times a week will fuck your knees and give you undesired body proportions
          lmao no it wont. i do weighted calisthenics, powerlifting, and cardio 6 days out of the week. i still look dyel but can put up decent numbers in all my lifts and exercises. as for knee injuries, you will only get injured if you are squatting like an absolute moron for months. the only time i have ever gotten injured was when some jackass bumped into my barbell during my squat, my right knee got sprained for a month

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I am not saying PPL is magic, but it is much better than SS or SL.
      It has been proved by many studies that working a muscle group 2 times a week is ideal for muscle development, also squatting 3 times a week will fuck your knees and give you undesired body proportions. Men should focus on upper body development.

      OP never stated their goal was to be a bodybuilder. PPL is good for gays like you who want to chase perfect body proportions. But for general health and fitness, or strength/athletic training, PPL is not ideal.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Just do PPL like a normal person.
      Normal people look like shit though. In all athletic fields, there will be people that look like shit but perform at elite levels. A literal fatty could both outlift you and outrun you at elite levels.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Buys 2" adjustable dumbbell sleeve
      Argument invalidated

  4. 2 months ago
    fatty-bo0m-batty

    If you buy the cheapest equipment off of amazon, the investment will pay itself off after a year, OP.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lift for a year at the gym before buying anything for the home. If you can maintain consistency, then the home equipment will actually go to use. If you quit the gym after several months, any home equipment will become nothing but expensive clothing racks.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This.
      I bought gym rings and used them for like two weeks, now they just hang there waiting for someone to use them.
      The only thing you should buy that will never be wasted is a pull up bar.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What happened that stopped you from using them?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          My arms fell off, doctor says they wont go back on

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have cheaper alternatives and you'll want to get adjustable dumbbells for your accessories so you don't look like a t-rex

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >guy posts a thread asking if a home gym is worth the cost and hassle of setting it up
    >some spray tanned roid chud uses this as an excuse to try take all the attention for himself
    >starts roid raging when people call him out instantly instead of saying "wow anon you're so cool how can I get your body give me tips!"
    It just writes itself.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >thinks you need to roid for my body
      then you might as well give up or just start pinning

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most of the stuff will maintain its value for a very long time if it's taken care of. If you have time to look around for good deals you can probably make use of a home gym for several years without losing any money to it.

    -Spend $500 on pre-owned stuff.
    -Look after it for 5 years.
    -sell it on for $500
    -total cost: 0

    -$20/mo gym membership
    -5 years of use = $1,200

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is my gym. It’s not much but I enjoy going to it every other day. Haven’t stepped into a regular gym since I bought it 3 years ago.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why did you place it in the attic though? No a/c, no fresh air, and hot as fuck

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It’s on the 2nd floor of my garage. Just put on more clothes like, come on.

        One day you will break through the floor while deadlifting

        I’ll post a pic when it happens, don’t worry.

        Swedish bro? Post more pics of your swedish life. Not trying to dox. Just legit jealous.

        Nothing special about it, thanks tho

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Swedish bro? Post more pics of your swedish life. Not trying to dox. Just legit jealous.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        weirdo

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Where the fuck do you think you are?

          Now post your living room.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      One day you will break through the floor while deadlifting

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      is that a puke stain on the floor in front of the bench?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Switched to the home gym thing a while ago, probably still under $1k or so: rack, weights, 2 barbells, mats, some dumbbells, cable attachment. Cost aside, working out at home is just so much better.
    Started with PPL, got good gains with it, but don't like that style of workout. Got to ~700lb total with PPL from ~550lb starting, and now do full body 3-4x a week, and about 1050lb total.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer pressing dumbbells at home it just simplifies everything for me

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >it just simplifies everything for me
      are you talking about space in your home? dunno why you chose to describe your home setup in the gayest way possible

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It just doesn't seem optimal to spend time walking around a rack, moving the bb from the floor to the rack, into the rack, changing the pin pipe level etc.
        I think it's probably because I switched to full body and really started to hate it. it's in pieces in my attic now 🙂

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >professional brands like rogue are too overpriced
    >chink shit is cheap but the rack is likely gonna disintegrate and kill you in a year
    how the hell do i even find something in between
    all brand stuff costs so expensive that i would save infinitely more by paying a subscription instead

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just get something which isn't Rogue and don't get chink shit from Amazon (chink shit from Amazon is actually okay).

      In the UK Mirafit is a good budget / quality brand. I think ForceUSA is an equivalent for the US.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This. Google fitness equipment in your area, there's usually budget brands around that'll be better than random alibaba poison lead barbells

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've gone down the home gym route but I find I just prefer to go to an actual gym.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I plan on buying a house in the next year, and one of my considerations is garage size. I have no intention on parking a car in there, but I’m turning it into my home gym. A real nice one. Lay down quality mats. Buy one of these w/ a deadlift platform, a cable machine, pull up/dip bar and in the future a nice dumbell rack and maybe a treadmill.

    That is my dream. To be able to workout in privacy, never wait on equipment, and no distractions sounds like heaven. Bonus if the house has a nice view of the sunset at the evening so I can workout with the garage door open to look at a nice scenery

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