Home gym was a mistake

And so is the minimalist behind it.

I spent a few grand on a home gym and after a few years of it, and then going back to a real gym, I realized I just wasn't get a proper lifting sessions at home. Unless you're going to spend $100,000 to $250,000 on a home gym, you're basically neglecting a lot of ways you can train. Barbell only training sucks cock, way too limited.

Dumbbells you can buy for home are all shit as well, unless you're willing to drop $10-20k on a full set of proper commercial dumbbells from 5kg to 50kg pairs, and the storage/space for it. The adjustable dumbbells are fucking AWFUL to use. Now theres so many amazing machines in gyms that cost $5000 to $15000 each, that you will NEVER have the space for at home, and these machines, while they can be "replicated" by free weights you can use at home, the free-weight versions just dont feel as good as the machine versions.

Now even if I could afford to drop $250k on a home gym, I still wouldn't do it, because the machines and stuff id want included in that gym need maintenance, and I couldn't be fucked with that shit, at least all the machines at the gym get maintained and I dont have to worry about them.

>HURRR USING MACHINES HURR YOU DONT NEED MACHINES HURRR

Yes if you just want a "workout" and thats it, and dont care for much of having a optimal workout, then sure, you can just do some barbells and bodyweight, and use some crappy adjustable dumbbells at home, but they will always feel like shit compared to commercial grade stuff you find at a gym, many of the online gym equipment claiming to be "commercial grade" isn't even commercial grade, example being the $600 bench I bought still feeling like shit.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Another thing, my family has mentioned to me that I use to be much more muscular when I trained at the gym compared to training at home, and I too noticed that. Ever since rejoining the real gym Ive noticed Im regaining a lot of muscle I had lost training at home, and the main difference is that im doing a bunch more volume on machines after my main free-weight training, so its obvious that machines were adding a lot to my gains, hence why I lost gains when I started training at home and no longer had access to a huge variety of machines.

    A dumbbell rear-delt fly just doesn't feel as good as machine rear-delt fly, that is 1 example, and Im not saying I only use machines. I still use Barbell, Dumbbell, and do Weighted Pull-Ups and stuff at the gym, but the point is, I want that extra stuff that you just cant do at home, and any substitutes for Machine exercises at home feel like shit compared to the real thing.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >my family has mentioned to me that I use to be much more muscular when I trained at the gym compared to training at home
      Then you don't know what you're doing, or your "home gym" is shit. Or you're simply half assing your training at home, as you need to be surrounded by tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment to motivate you. Any way you cut it, there's no reason why you can't be achieving the same shit at home.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. Trained for ten years in a gym, but busy with a family and chores and whatever else, so only went 2-3 times a week. Got a homegym, 6x a week is easy. I have gotten actual gains for the first time in a long time.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Now ONE MORE THING I will post

      Yes, the negative parts of training at a gym and not training at home I am reminded of as I started training at a real gym again

      Mainly the annoyance is traveling to the gym and back, it was really good just having my gym in my garage, dont have to travel anywhere, easy access right then and there.

      But I know now if I want to get a really proper serious routine going, I cant just limit myself to barbells and a few other things at gym, I need access to a large variety of expensive machines to add ontop my routine for the extra volume & pump work, that Id not otherwise ever be able to get a home.

      Basically home gym is fine if youre okay with minimalist training, but thats it, if you want much better results from your training youre better off just going to a gym and having access to $100,000s of machines to add onto your routine, they offer the ability to get in much more volume and stimulus that you just simply cant achieve with free weight only, because the machines offer high stimulus for very low fatigue, freeweights are all high fatigue so you cant do much volume with them, hence why barbell/free weight routines are all so minimalist.

      That's a lot of words just to say you're a weak unmotivated gay

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no body posted

    didn't read

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Retard you need nothing more than a rack with pulley system and a barbell. Nhmi

      >I need access to a large variety of expensive machines to add ontop my routine for the extra volume & pump work,
      still not a single image of a body posted.

      post body

      why don't you just get some BowFlex Power Rod technology from the chuck norris commercial?
      then you can work out using that instead of making bad posts here
      no offense
      retard

      Home-gym minimalist barbell only training DYELs who cant handle the truth.

      Stay DYEL

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >no body posted

        opinion discarded, didn't read any of your essays.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You will never be a woman

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why don't you get a shakeweight so that you can practice your hand job abilities in your home gym

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >posters ask op to post body
        >he doesnt post body and called everyone dyels
        kek

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I am a Gigachad, these guys are fucking Incels. Home-gymCELS.

          I dont post body, I am BODY

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Retard you need nothing more than a rack with pulley system and a barbell. Nhmi

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Now ONE MORE THING I will post

    Yes, the negative parts of training at a gym and not training at home I am reminded of as I started training at a real gym again

    Mainly the annoyance is traveling to the gym and back, it was really good just having my gym in my garage, dont have to travel anywhere, easy access right then and there.

    But I know now if I want to get a really proper serious routine going, I cant just limit myself to barbells and a few other things at gym, I need access to a large variety of expensive machines to add ontop my routine for the extra volume & pump work, that Id not otherwise ever be able to get a home.

    Basically home gym is fine if youre okay with minimalist training, but thats it, if you want much better results from your training youre better off just going to a gym and having access to $100,000s of machines to add onto your routine, they offer the ability to get in much more volume and stimulus that you just simply cant achieve with free weight only, because the machines offer high stimulus for very low fatigue, freeweights are all high fatigue so you cant do much volume with them, hence why barbell/free weight routines are all so minimalist.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I need access to a large variety of expensive machines to add ontop my routine for the extra volume & pump work,
      still not a single image of a body posted.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    post body

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why don't you just get some BowFlex Power Rod technology from the chuck norris commercial?
    then you can work out using that instead of making bad posts here
    no offense
    retard

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    home gym is saving me 200 euro each month in gas and membership. it cost me 2000. simple math. also working out whenever i want without smelly normalfags is comfy

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, but I don't have to waste an hour everyday to go to the gym and I can use the time to train instead, while you complain about your equipment not feeling extra

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >stalls at lifts
    >no machines or equipment to "change the program with" instead of just training harder
    >"home gym sucks nooooo!!"

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know what kind of workout OP are looking for but i find my home gym to be much better for what i want. It's close to my home, it's only me there, i can workout naked in the summer.

    I don't even have dumbbells, i use the weight plates and a few kettlebells for whatever i would need dumbbells for.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Something tells me you have more wooden splinters in your body than muscle mass

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. i have all the freedom to workout the way I want to workout. naked or otherwise.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the gf-let’s-me-work-out-in-the-barn rig

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nice cuck shed

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s ok OP I agree too. I have a power rack at home which I use as a pull-up bar mostly. Adjustable dumbells suck, I pay like 15 a month and my huge commercial gym is a 5 minute walk away. Assuming I don’t go at zoomer after school time I have access to everything and frankly even the zoomers are unreliable. Sunny outside? Gyms probably dead. Rainy outside? Gyms probably dead. They come in for a pump on Fridays before they go out partying then they come in on Mondays to feel better about their sad weekends. Wife can’t disrupt you at the gym. Kid can’t disrupt you at the gym. You lift more when you see other people lifting. You’re inclined to do more volume when you don’t have to set all your shit up to do it. Dropsets and supersets without setting up multiple pairs of adjustable dumbells. I just keep my rack for when monkeypox turns into lockdown 3

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh also my gym is 24 hour too I think the real issue people have is that they have to go out of their way massively to get to their gyms. I have to walk literally sub 5 minutes to get there. There’s also a smaller gym directly at the end of my road at the swimming baths which is included in my membership there. I don’t really use that one but even that is way better than my home gym

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can you explain what's wrong with adjustable dumbbells? I was about to buy them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’ve got screw locks and it’s just a fucking chore. You could obviously get the oly ones which is marginally easier but have you seen the size of those bastards. Hardly practical. You can get those box ones that slot together fuck knows what they’re called but they’re ridiculously massive too. Screw locks can come unscrewed mid set which is irritating and potentially dangerous even. You can do the twist trick to get them to stay on but then you have to bash the screw lock off when you inevitably need to change it each time.

        by all means you can work out with them just fine but why would I when 5 minutes down the road there’s multiple full racks that go up to like 50kg and I can take 2 pairs at a time should I choose to or superset them with one of the 5 cable machines. Home gym just can’t compete. It’s my back up gym

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing. You should get some. If you get a piece of piping, you can use 1in clamps. You don’t need 300 dumbbells. If you get multiple ones you can just adjust for your range you’ll work out that day on.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is obviously correct and i don't see how anyone could deny it
    i pay $30/m for a 24 hour fitness that has hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment
    why the fuck would you ever drop $1000+ to work out in your garage with a smaller range of equipment?

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >And
    Stopped read there.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not a single body was posted throughout the entire thread.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I spent nowhere near $1,000 on mine and I do a BB focused program with cable, DB, and EZ-bar work on top of barbell work. A lot of stuff is homemade (I started with concrete weights) and I can set up dual low or high pulleys with one loading pin also.
    People who think all you can do in a home gym is barbell work baffle me. I bought a barbell last. Get creative, try weird shit. I made a suspension trainer with climbing snatch blocks on top so each side could move to create instability and wound up using it for a weird single-arm shoulder press on plyo boxes and it actually worked pretty good until I got a barbell.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Excuses or results you can only have one and OP chooses excuses.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm glad you posted this because I've always found the machines to be the best. Before the coof, I used to spend about 20 mins on the machines to failure each couple of days, and was in the best state I've even been in. Switched to barbells at home during the lockdowns and it's not remotely comparable - seem to be making twice the effort to get a half, even less, of the results.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's a lotta words
    Too bad I'm not reading em.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    youre a collosal fucking crabmoron retard
    i hope for your sake this is just a shitty troll

    i spent about a grand getting a used (solid) power rack, and brand new weight and bar. never going back to any shithole LA fitness.

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