Home gym

Have you taken the home gym pill yet anon?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, but I'm trying not to go overboard rn because I'm still moving around for my job

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    After seeing all the tiktok shit going on and people recording you in the gym, yes I have taken the home gym pill.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Am I the only one that enjoys going to the gym and seeing other people and whatnot?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes when I go in the morning. There are a few boomers who are very friendly and fun to talk to. One of them is actually my classmates dad from way back when I was like 12 years old. Otherwise no. I don’t really talk to or pay attention to any of the zoomers/millennials who go during the day or at night.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just returned to real gym after 2+ years of lockdown-driven home gym. Feels SOOOO fucking good. The Greeks had it right: exercise is a social activity.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it's only good when it's really early in the morning, there's an oly lifter at my gym that im cool with

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i go when nobody is there so i dont get made fun of

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I like it but I go through phases of being social and being not so social. It's sucks when the social element is unwelcome but you have to keep up with it because other people aren't as inconstant.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Jeeze sure you have enough 45s?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Unfortunately not. The missus lifts with me a lot of the time, and depending on what I'm doing for my main compound that day, they all end being used. I'd like to pick up at least 2 more pairs of Hampton deep dishes.

      Ditch the cable machine and get rings for your tricep work.

      I definitely would prefer rings for a number of movements, but my right elbow and shoulder are fucked from half a lifetime of baseball, so dips with rings just isn't happening without pain. Plus it has a low and high pulley, so it's used for a lot of other movements other than push/pull downs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >so dips with rings just isn't happening without pain. Plus it has a low and high pulley, so it's used for a lot of other movements other than push/pull downs.

        Oh fair enough. I would still highly recommend you get the rings just to do static holds, it's great for your shoulder health.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        rings are for dyel gays just get a set of dip bars if you want to do dips

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >rings are for dyel gays
          which ones do you use?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Dip bars are located in the back right corner of the OP.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ditch the cable machine and get rings for your tricep work.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes but I am a Eurocuck and as such have to live in a shoebox and the space limitations are quite annoying. I even have to use a 5' bar and can't fit a cage.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bro, I live in a 450sq/ft cuck box and I have a rack with plates behind the couch lol.

      home gyms are for anti social weirdos

      Cope harder, loser lmao

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    home gyms are for anti social weirdos

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most gyms here suck and most people that lift are insecure low tier criminals or bouncers that want to look intimidating. I used to go to a decent gym with good people but I also had to drive an extra 20-30 minutes each way and paid 3x the average fee.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah the time saved was the biggest factor for me. Saving money on a home gym vs a membership is unlikely. My old gym was a 15 minute drive both ways. So 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, comes out to around 130 hours a year spent sitting in a vehicle. I can always make more money, but I'll never have more time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I work full time at a gym, I don't want to stay at work any longer to exercise so I have a home gym.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        make sense. kinda like going home to drink after a night working as a bartender.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yeah i feel u

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yes, and? what's wrong with not being a social butterfly?
      it is also for people who values efficiency over socialization
      i want to lift, not chitchat
      i like being able to do my lifts at my own pace, take my own time, not have to share equipment all the time
      it is great not having to waste extra time with transportation, arriving home from job means i also arrived at the gym already
      if i feel the need to have a random chat with random people, internet does the job

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, this dude on IST knows all there is to know about social awareness, and definitely doesn't have people wishing he'd fuck off so they can finish their workout

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the thing about public gyms is people using equipment u wanna use and retards asking to work in. lol like wtf? u want me to keep putting on and off weights every time i need to do my reps? what retard wagie peasant shit is that?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Unless you have a very convenient gym you can go to, you are probably wasting a massive amount of time not building a home gym and saving yourself the commute time & waiting on equipment.

      Only if you are an advanced lifter does it make sense to go to an actual gym because of more access to specific equipment.

      Spending $5K on a home gym will get you pretty allow you to complete every exercise you can think of or something similar.

      That home gym will be worth a similar amount if you bought years later. Meanwhile you are probably spending 1K/year to get into a decent gym and wasting $15+ worth of time commuting/waiting on equipment each time you go -- assuming you make $30/hr and waste 30 mins (which is probably an underestimate). So going to the gym is probably costing you at least $3-4K a year minimum in lost time and membership fees.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Spending $5K on a home gym
        I guess inflation has been bad, but I don't think it costs $5k to build a decent home gym. All you really need is adjustable dumbbells, bench, a squat rack, bar, and weights for said bar. You don't have to splurge on equipment, 20lbs from Bowflex doesn't weigh more than 20lbs from Yes4All. I'd say if you're spending more than $3k on everything you're getting ripped off

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been thinking of buying some dumbbells, will I need anything heavier than 10 kilos each?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not much space sadly.
    But few kgs do the work

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot pic(greece country side)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oh cool, im in the greek countryside too, but still not enough space for a real gym since im still renting into my thirties, mine looks more like a collage of fitness memes the more i look at it, one day hopefully.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    when I finally move to the country I will, I hate living in this goyhole

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    working on it just need a home first

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lol this gay thinks he can just buy a house

      ;_;

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How can you fit a home gym into a pill? What is this a home gym for ants?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >alter your reality
      >alter your physical form so that you may lift with the ants
      >take their queen as your own
      >command legions of soldiers
      >conquer the insect world
      >return back to human form
      >watch new documentaries detailing the great insect wars of 2023
      >never tell a soul, the experience was about personal growth, and you no longer respect anyone enough to brag
      pretty simple if you ask me

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yes but im broke

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why eat a mediocre meal at home when you can eat like a king somewhere else?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >sign legal contract allowing entry to someone else's property
      >pay property owner for entry
      >only allowed entry during certain hours
      >forced to share everything
      >forced to wait if nothing is available
      >forced to shower where everyone else showers
      >forced to shit where everyone else shits
      >king
      you just described peasantry my friend

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I go to a small gym where everything is almost always free, no waiting time and i dont mind the people at all.
        If i would train at home exclusively i would miss so many exercises i could have done at the gym, my chest day is 4 exercises while i could only do 2 at home for example.
        It just feels way better giving yourself a big pump around people as well.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >eat like a king somewhere else
      where. The good gyms I know of are 20-30 miles away, through horrendous traffic. They charge 100 a month.
      The other gyms are closer, charge a little less, but have shit bars and plates.
      ALL the bars have no knurling, octogonal plates, and mirrors that are okay but unnecessary.

      Then the machines are only somewhat maintained.
      I can buy stuff cheap off some nice boomers/older lifters and use it at home.
      I can easily train/ help my mom at any time.

      I have yes, I've got quite a good squat rack and bench but I'm using my grandad's 50/60 year old weights which don't exceed 50lbs a side.
      Where would I find more plates for cheap?
      I should probably get a new bar at some point as well, but it's just surface level rust atm

      facebook marketplace, craigslist, and offerup.
      If it's standard plates you can get .50 dollars a pound for plates. Olympic weights tend to be 1 dollar or higher a pound.

      Depending on the bar it could be very good or normal shit.

      https://i.imgur.com/bjPaDSP.png

      any tips for buying a pulley machine? I'm considering pic related (200$ new), mostly because it's the only one below few thousands $ that has a middle pulley, but it looks like I still won't be able to do paloff presses with it because of the way it's built, the cable would fall out of the reels at any sideway movement. it doesn't look very stable too. I'm other consideration is a pulley attachment for my rack. it has a great build quality and weight pins for oly plates, but has only a low and high pulley and is way overpriced at 750$

      I would buy used but I don't know your market.
      You could just get the cheap one now, use it till it breaks, and then get the better one because you know you will use it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah it depends on the circumstances one is in for sure, if i did not have a nice small gym nearby i would be building up our basement as a homegym as well.
        I could not stand traveling for a long time as well, my way to the gym is like 2 minutes with a moped. Lucky i guess.

        Learn to cook bitch lmao

        Not fun whitout money and space.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Learn to cook bitch lmao

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like going to the gym, I work from home so if I also work out at home I’m going to just be a shut in save for the occasional party

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's understandable. My wife works from home plus we live out in the sticks, so we make an effort to have people over or go to gatherings with friends at least every other week, even if we arent feeling up to it.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >he hasn't taken the shed gym pill

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How much did it cost to build that? I don't have a shed but I'm deeply considering making one.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What's pictured there is probably $10000 or more. Could diy something functional for much less, but that cement pad will be a sticking point.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    im not gonna take a pic of all my shit but ill list what i got.

    Hex Dumbbells 10-30 Pds
    35 Pd KettleBell
    20 Pd Weighted Vest
    Bodyblade
    15 Pd Resistance band
    a beaded jump rope

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      get a dip station, pull up bar and a dip belt as well and you should be set. that 20lb weight vest isnt gonna last very long for you

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That sounds like a good idea anon for sure. I got a dip bar outside with a really sturdy metal pole kinda thing outside of my apartment. Thats shaped like a T. It can be used for a dip bar in the interim

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It beats having to workout around femoids

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did, years ago
    >Squat rack
    >adjustable bench
    >Deadlift station
    >pull-up/dip/abs station
    >lat-pull station
    >T-bar row
    >OLY bar
    >adjustable dumbbells
    >indoor bike
    >hundreds of pounds of weights
    Too bad I can't use most of it nowdays because I get crippling neck pain when I perform certain lifts. I am about to sign up for the local gym and work out with a focus on high rep/lower weights and probably a bunch of machine weights.
    Fuck scoliosis, man.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Upper cervical chiropractic with a knee-chest adjustment will fix your neck pain and scoliosis. The former will be gone immediately and the latter will take time but will get better if you continue your visits.
      https://m.youtube.com/shorts/AKrKUIEDpn4
      >t. Used to have a reversed cervical spine and now have perfect posture due to years of UC chiro treatments

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Chiropractors are charlatans

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          T.raging scoliosis-let

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have yes, I've got quite a good squat rack and bench but I'm using my grandad's 50/60 year old weights which don't exceed 50lbs a side.
    Where would I find more plates for cheap?
    I should probably get a new bar at some point as well, but it's just surface level rust atm

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mid-unpacking hence the mess. Bowflex is my fiance's

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why not just buy an adjustable kettlebell? it's cheaper and saves space. I admit the whole set looks cool, though

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They don't go heavy enough unless you want to pay KB Kings prices in which case it comes out to almost even for a pair.
        Also I built the collection out as I needed it (except for the second 32 which just showed up on my doorstep one day in a weird shipping fluke) so the cost was defrayed over time

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I meant an adjustable one for regular plates, but fair enough

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            KBs are used more than just swings

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    any tips for buying a pulley machine? I'm considering pic related (200$ new), mostly because it's the only one below few thousands $ that has a middle pulley, but it looks like I still won't be able to do paloff presses with it because of the way it's built, the cable would fall out of the reels at any sideway movement. it doesn't look very stable too. I'm other consideration is a pulley attachment for my rack. it has a great build quality and weight pins for oly plates, but has only a low and high pulley and is way overpriced at 750$

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      its an accessory, thats all i know. Rarely used it at the gym. its boring and doesnt feel like a workout. used it for triceps and lats.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    when I get a home I will

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    cleaned it up, feels good senpai. chopped 2 inches off the bench press posts so i could unrack easier without using my rotator cuff 100% because it was too tall for my manlet arms. Now its comfy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what's in the white containers on the right?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think that's a hydroponic system. Anon is lifting and growing shrooms or something.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Mushrooms don't require hydroponics

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >what's in the white containers on the right?
        Troughs of pic related for chimpmaxxing

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    God I wish I was a burger, as a bong living in London if I want any sort of space I’m going to have to pay 400k+ for a house.

    Commercial gym for me until I become a NORFman

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just bought a condo and starting on my home gym today, lads. Need some ideas.

    Currently have the Concept2 next to my bed, debating whether to put that or my computer desk in the gym room. I know people say to keep your bedroom just for sleeping, but I'd like other people's takes on maximizing floor area use.

    Also trying to figure out how I should position the lifting equipment. I'm thinking I should put the power rack in the corner of the room that makes up the corner of the building, since I assume that's the strongest area of floor. Can construction anons verify whether that's a good idea?

    Also need flag ideas.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      *also: the room height is 90 inches so I can't throw a full-size power rack with a pull-up bar in there. are squat stands really all that safe? I used to squat from wooden posts stuffed in concrete buckets but 20 year old me took risks 25 year old me can't afford

      it's also a second-floor apartment, not sure if that requires specialized equipment other than the standard horse stall mat

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >20 year old me took risks 25 year old me can't afford
        ouch.
        They do make half racks with LONG boi spotters. Companies also make short power racks that should be compatible with your space.

        Just bought a condo and starting on my home gym today, lads. Need some ideas.

        Currently have the Concept2 next to my bed, debating whether to put that or my computer desk in the gym room. I know people say to keep your bedroom just for sleeping, but I'd like other people's takes on maximizing floor area use.

        Also trying to figure out how I should position the lifting equipment. I'm thinking I should put the power rack in the corner of the room that makes up the corner of the building, since I assume that's the strongest area of floor. Can construction anons verify whether that's a good idea?

        Also need flag ideas.

        I lift in my bedroom sometimes. My half rack is old and only 70lbs or so. Since I have laminate wood flooring it slide around easily so I just slide it over when I lift.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        A quick look on Amazon brings up racks that are sub 90 inches. I'd choose one of those over a squat stand just for the pullup bar. Otherwise a squat stand is fine if you grab one of those door frame bars (the leverage ones not the ones that tighten against the inside of the frame) to do pullups from.
        As far as being on the 2nd floor, I would skip deadlifts and make RDLs my main hinge movement.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does doing pushups in my studio apartment count?

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I unloaded the bench barbell lopsided the first week and the tipped over and stamped a perfect circle into the floor

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wasn't expecting to buy any new weights, but I got this for a steal.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anon u did buy 2 right?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I only needed one. I'll still look out for another deal though.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Less of a home gym, just a barely furnished room with minimal gear to keep me in shape.
    Gyms are 90% full of gimps and roiding children.
    I run locally for free and train at home for free
    Problem solved. The world would be a better place if all were home gym master race

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have a cheap treadmill they would recommend for my living room? I like doing cardio while watching tv.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No but I have a trainer stand for my bicycle that works well for that. Takes up less space too.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, I'm ordering a set of dumbbells now, at the end of the next month I'm ordering a bench, then a half rack and so on.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dont get me wrong i hate being around people and interacting with strangers, but the only place i get to see hot bitches in person is at the gym and the gym has much better equipment than I could get for home.

    Source: Autist thats actually got a nice home gym with all the bells and whistles and its extremely convenient and the real gym and real whores is just better

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes and it's the best shit ever. No commute lets you work out so much more and doing some reps in the morning before showering and going to work is the best shit ever. Makes you feel alive for the rest of the day.
    Never went to the gym for socialization so no loss in that aspect. Plenty of other places where I can talk to people.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bumping the only interesting thread on IST right now

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you bought the concept 2 instead of the assault bike... BIG MISTAKE...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My parents have had it for a decade and a half. I can grab my assault rifle if I need to make it an assault rower.

      Yes and it's the best shit ever. No commute lets you work out so much more and doing some reps in the morning before showering and going to work is the best shit ever. Makes you feel alive for the rest of the day.
      Never went to the gym for socialization so no loss in that aspect. Plenty of other places where I can talk to people.

      Dont get me wrong i hate being around people and interacting with strangers, but the only place i get to see hot bitches in person is at the gym and the gym has much better equipment than I could get for home.

      Source: Autist thats actually got a nice home gym with all the bells and whistles and its extremely convenient and the real gym and real whores is just better

      Both of these are accurate. I don't talk to people much so I fall into the homegym camp. Maybe in a couple years I will go to a hardcore gym but right now I don't need that.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    kneel

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >standard and maybe olympic plates
      Gotta confuse the bar, right babe?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        its a mindset

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wish I got rings earlier

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      looks like a skyrim screenshot in the thumbnail

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Haha yeah it’s pretty cosy… when it’s warm.

        They're dope right? When I started getting bored of my lifting routine I got rings and it rejuvenated my love for exercise.

        All you anons should try them sometime.

        It’s weird how brutal rings are. I’m 115kg bw so they beat the shit out of me. In pic rel I was doing bench superset with ring dips.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I like pullups on a bar, but I like chinups on the rings, it feels like it hits the biceps better. I've also been trying to learn ring push ups but they're tougher than I thought they would be.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're dope right? When I started getting bored of my lifting routine I got rings and it rejuvenated my love for exercise.

      All you anons should try them sometime.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How can I do pullups indoors with a low ceiling? I can set up a bar outside but I like knocking out sets throughout the day and having to go out reduces the convenience factor so I won't do it as much.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      setup a bar lower and start kneeling or something

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I can't find a free standing bar that sets up at like 4 or 5 feet. The ceiling is 6'5" feet high and I'm 6'1". I can't do full range of motion or I'd hit my head.

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