im considering buying a home gym, but im not convinced
what are the pros of having one besides having it all for you and not having the need to get there by car?
can you read in between sets?

  1. 3 weeks ago

    >im considering buying a home gym
    just don't

  2. 3 weeks ago

    the pros are convenience related, these pros are invaluable if they improve consistency significantly. the con that people don't talk about enough is that your overall intensity tends to drop throughout the workout since there's no external pressure for you to maintain any pace. you also lose out on any external motivators from onlookers, comparing yourself to others, whatever. hard to innovate when you're only ever looking at your own work.

    • 3 weeks ago

      >improve consistency
      This is the biggest benefit of homegym for me. There have been many times when I don't feel like lifting, so I tell myself that I'll just go do my main lift for the day and call it, but then after getting it going I always stick through the rest of the routine. If I had to leave my house and deal with traffic, there would be many days I wouldn't lift, but it's hard to make excuses when the gym is just a few feet away.

    • 3 weeks ago

      >your overall intensity tends to drop throughout the workout since there's no external pressure for you to maintain any pace. you also lose out on any external motivators from onlookers, comparing yourself to others, whatever

      This is my experience with the home gym. Weights that are a breeze in the gym become a labored effort at home.

    • 3 weeks ago

      Well you need to ask yourself why you're lifting in the first place if you're comparing yourself to others. I lift for me so a homegym just for me is perfect, no interruptions, waiting for zoomer kids to finish using the squat rack, thots doing hip raises infront of me distracting me midset or being stopped in-between sets being asked how many sets I have left.

      If you need that external motivation why not just go to the gym once or twice a month to re-motivate yourself interluding your homegym sessions. Its a cope though.

  3. 3 weeks ago

    >Coomposter needs external confirmation for his actions
    You could make up the pro's and cons yourself if you weren't such a coombrain

    • 3 weeks ago


  4. 3 weeks ago

    pros is you can do a little everyday when you want like 15mintes a day and therefore it doesn't take any time. ( no commuting or shit)

  5. 3 weeks ago


    • 3 weeks ago

      Only good answer. If you don't get it then keep going to the gym why do we have to sell you on having gym equipment lol

  6. 3 weeks ago

    >can you read in between sets?
    You can. You can also jerk off between sets, if you really wanted to.

  7. 3 weeks ago

    I've had one for many years OP. On balance it's better for me than going to a public gym.

    Not affected by covid or any other types of closures
    I get to listen to racist internet podcasts without earbuds while lifting for Jesus and Hitler
    saves enormous amounts of time
    Forgetting anything is a non issue

    No opportunity to socialize or pick up gym thots
    If you only have an unheated/cooled space to put it in, can be very uncomfortable on very hot/cold days
    More expensive, though I've had mine so long now I've probably recovered the cost of a monthly gym membership.

    • 3 weeks ago

      What shows? TRS?

  8. 3 weeks ago

    Minimum required:
    > Dip/Parallettes bar (Wooden)
    > Chin Up Bar.
    > 10kg & 15kg dumbbells
    > Adjustable bench.

    If loaded and don't care about spending more, get some protective shit for your floor, power rack, solid barbell 2x25kg plates and 8x20kg plates 2x10kg plates 2x5kg plates, you might have to focus on grinding a shit ton of volume to make those 10kg jumps (20 pounds to amerilards.)

  9. 3 weeks ago

    Assuming you are not buying the bare minimum and buy quality stuff that will last you a life time and can even pass on to your grand children it will take a couple decades to pay itself compared to a gym membership

    • 3 weeks ago

      Have you never walked into somebody's garage and seen a 20 year old CAP or body solid rack before? Stuff like barbells, plates, and racks doesn't exactly fucking just break unless you're doing stupid shit like rack pulls (which will fuck up a $2k olympic bar just as easily).

    • 3 weeks ago

      Buying used stuff isn't even that expensive. Only thing I wouldn't skimp on is the bar and the rack (also chinup bar if the rack doesn't have one). Anything else can be subpar

  10. 3 weeks ago

    How much are you willing to spend? $5000?

  11. 3 weeks ago

    >im considering buying a home gym, but im not convinced
    if you don't actually really want it - dont get it
    >what are the pros of having one besides having it all for you and not having the need to get there by car?
    workout naked
    do rope skipping and have your dick flap about while looking at yourself in the mirror
    drink beer
    listen to anime metal very loud
    benchpress sundays & grill. you can invite friends too
    >can you read in between sets?
    no. if you concentrate on the book you're reading (which you should.. otherwise why read it?) then you won't concentrate on your workout

  12. 3 weeks ago

    You need to be more productive and assign more value to your time. Most people here just want to look good and be healthy. You can do that with just dips, pullups, kettlebell swings, and jogging. Realistically this means <$300 in equipment. Obviously this changes if you have big sport goals like powerlifting or mma success but chances are you don't. For that $300 you can save travel time. Even if your gym is a 5 minute walk away from home, at 3 days a week you lose an hour every 2 weeks. You could be spending that time becoming more successful. Spend that time advancing your career and then take the money saved on a monthly gym membership and put that in some index funds.

  13. 3 weeks ago

    A home gym gives you the freedom to experience one of life’s greatest feelings. Squatting barefoot wearing nothing but a pair of 3” inseam shorts in a garage that’s barely above freezing. The smell of cold iron, the feel of cold concrete….watching the pre-dawn sun claw it’s way over the horizon to reveal the silent and frost covered earth. The invigorating feeling of the frigid air hitting your lungs, the cold iron bar just touching your chest, your fists closing around it, your back on the cold bench….The warmth and softness of your bed and your wife after lifting…Feelsgoodman

  14. 3 weeks ago

    >No morons
    >No women
    >No gay manager telling you to put your clothes back on

  15. 3 weeks ago

    >home gym
    >but im not convinced
    That's because you belong in planet fitness. For somebody like you a home gym won't be worth the investment. You need convincing now, you'll need motivation later, just like a woman. Just pay your 10 shekels at the globohomo gym and ride the machines.

  16. 3 weeks ago

    I love homegym, I can focus better without people around. Working out is meditative in this way, it's just my muscles moving iron and nothing else exists. I'm also anal about timing rests so I don't have trouble getting off track like another anon mentioned. I probably would bother trying to read between sets, but that's just me, it takes a lot of mental energy for me to stay focused while reading.

    Workout becomes meditation. If you're into that, fuck yeah fellow homegymer.

    It's also way convenient, workout whenever you want and no waiting for equipment and use your own shower and no travel required.

    One of the biggest downsides I think though is there's no camaraderie. My roommate and neighbor very occasionally work out, but I'm pretty much always going at it alone. Going to a local gym is probably a great place to meet people who are into fitness. I can't think of an environment more suited to finding some jogging partners, for example, or talking to fit women. If you're not gay or a creep.

    I'm actually thinking of doing a gym membership for a few months just to try it out. I also don't have enough weight to train conventional barbell strength in my legs.

  17. 3 weeks ago

    >looking up equipment
    >doesn't include folded dimensions

    • 3 weeks ago

      >buy foldable equipment to save space
      >it stays unfolded all the time
      >it's rickety as fuck
      >shoulda just bought the real deal
      garden gnomeed myself

  18. 3 weeks ago

    >not convinced
    then don't, unlike a gym I'm not trying to fucking sell you anything I just trying to lift

  19. 3 weeks ago

    people not coughing and hacking everywhere

    no waits on machines depending on how busy your gyms is

    can workout in the middle of the night or do random sets while working on computer late at night

    can workout regardless of weather. can't drive to teh gym during a snowstorm, for example

    none except for cost

    I'd do anything to have a home gym, but I live in a shit place with flooring that can't support machines

  20. 3 weeks ago

    Naked workouts
    I find it easier to stay consistent
    No annoying people
    I can do more weird stability and posture related exercises without weird looks or explaining myself
    I will always have it and this gym doesn't close, I can always still get a membership somewhere

    Lack of cardio bunnies
    No cool people
    Startup cost
    Maintenance and cleaning
    Lack of variation
    Limits on weight capacity.. my cable can only take 250lbs or else it will snap
    Takes up a lot of space

    I wouldn't instead I phone post here

    • 3 weeks ago

      >Maintenance and cleaning
      Don't be a baby. Build up a resistance to rust cuts and you'll be set for the impending collapse.

    • 3 weeks ago

      >No cool people

  21. 3 weeks ago

    >You can work out whenever you want, at your connivence, at a pace that best suits you.
    >No waiting for a squat rack to open up, yours is open 24/7
    >No annoying zoomers
    >No women

    >No women
    >It can be expensive
    >you'll alwayysss want to buy more equipment
    >Use safeties lest you drop the bar on your throat!

    • 3 weeks ago

      >no women is a con
      Are you for real?

  22. 3 weeks ago

    It's convenient.

    No driving 10 or more minutes to a gym

    No waiting for some asshole to finish his set.

    You don't have to wear headphones.

    If you WFH you can fuckoff during the day and get some sets in.

    Invite friends family over to start getting fit.

    Cons are...

    It's expensive up front. Almost every midrange brand is the same stuff just with a diff logo.

    You can't showoff.

    You won't have access to all the dumb machines that are fine for targeting.

    But you can just keep a gym membership and do home gym.

    I spent like 8k at start of covid. Rack, weights, rower, tread, few bars and some fun shit. I use it a ton. I kept my gym membership cause it's fun to go sometimes.

    Also you can fuck like crazy in a rack once you it setup.

  23. 3 weeks ago

    what adjustable bench is everyone using? im not spending $1000 on a rogue one.

  24. 3 weeks ago

    If it is properly equipped I 100% recommend it. Especially if you have friends who lift.
    You can focus much better in your lifts and do crazy shit between sets for motivation; like looking at weird porn or singing sea shanties or stripping naked before hitting a squat PR. Not to mention
    >lifting on acid
    >pre-breakfast lifting
    >midnight legs for a good night's sleep
    >quick pumps
    So many advantages to an inner sanctum.

  25. 3 weeks ago

    I put 5-6k into mine and absolutely love it, but I WFH full time in a home I own and the nearest gym that doesn't completely suck is 20 minutes away

  26. 3 weeks ago

    Ive done ~5 years home gym and ~5 years of lifting at a normal gym.

    Just doing basic barbell lifts and bodyweight (weighted) exercises at home gets boring, and lacks variety.

  27. 3 weeks ago

    >what are the pros of having one besides having it all for you and not having the need to get there by car?

    Started a year ago wiht home gym. Got a bench, dumbbells and a pull up bar, as well as a few other smaller stuff.
    From what I've experienced :

    -The price of entry, of most of the things you need : bench, adjustable dumbbells, pull-up bar cost around 1 year of gym membership.
    So the price of entry is the same as a gym, except you get to keep all of this basically forever. So if you're comitted, it cost way less, especially after the first year, as you've bought everything.

    >besides having it all for you and not having the need to get there by car?
    Quickly : 2 benefits : not having to lose precious time, every day, from going to and from the gym. So less time wasted, and that accumulates every single day so makes a big difference.
    - Not having the "Showing up" syndrome. For me this is very important, it takes away ANY excuse for me to not do my daily workout.
    If I have to drive or walk somewhere, I'm going to add that time as an excuse to not go because "I'm too busy" or whatnot.

    - Allowed to do anything you want, since you're at home. Your own music blasting. Looking at YouTube Videos, or Twitch, or listening to an audiobook, and so on.
    Mostly for me it's music + topless workout when it gets hot and sweaty.
    I feel so comfy working out without my t-shirt. That alone is worth having your own gym.

    So to me it's the freedom, tranquility, no tard, no assholes, no thots or anyone (except my girlfriend) to waste my time or distract me from my reps.

    To me, a recovering chronic procrastinator, it's way easier for me, as I don't have to "show up to the gym", i'm already there and just need 2 min to change clothes and it's game on.

    So TLDR : yes, it's cheaper, you have your own personnal gym at home, you have total freedom, no judgement or distractions.

  28. 3 weeks ago

    if i buy a home gym can get some bitch to work out for free with me for the test boost?

  29. 3 weeks ago

    best thing I ever bought

  30. 3 weeks ago

    best thing is i can take 10 minute reset between squat sets

  31. 3 weeks ago

    >No traveltime
    >no waiting for equipment
    >limitless narcisist behavior, farting, flexing, masturbation, nakedness etc.
    >a quick workout can take 15 min. minus shower
    >no re-racking,
    >only have to smell your own body odor
    >Easy to stay consistant
    >can quickly get a snack

    >less equipment
    >wife can just come get you
    >expencive up front
    >take up space
    >cant make much noise, if the children har sleeping

    For your information
    >spend 1100 dollars. I was very lucky with some used quality equipment.
    >rack, bench, bar, plates, multi-cable-machine, adjustable handweight, flooring,
    >30 m2 home gym, 2,1 meters in height

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  33. 3 weeks ago

    There is no cons to a home gym, you can have at a minimum a squat rack/stand, barbell and plates, simply two pieces of horse stall matts and a bench and you're set. That does not take more space than 2.2 meters in width and 1.5+ meters in depth. People bitch and moan about prices but would rather pay the same for a laptop that will break in 2 years compared to equipment you can be set for life with. DYELs "socialize" in the gym, DYELs gaze at gym whores, DYELs are scared of failing a bench and squat, DYELs would rather pay for transport and a gym membership, DYELs claim it makes them "less intense" (you were never intense), DYELs hoard a bunch of shit in their houses so they don't have space for the equipment and DYELs moan about not having useless machines.

  34. 3 weeks ago

    the amount of hours you save in a week is unreal.

    • 3 weeks ago

      idk my gym is 5 minutes from home, id same MAYBE 1 hour

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