Home Gym Vs. Public Gym

Do you home gym or public gym?

  • Home Gym Chad

    Votes: 31 64.6%
  • Public Gym Nigger

    Votes: 11 22.9%
  • What's a gym? I just rub my pole several times a day.

    Votes: 6 12.5%

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    48

Watchful Sentry

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A thought for some discussion over the pros/cons to how one works out came to mind. I'm personally a home gym advocate 100%. The only time I use public gyms is if I have to be out of town for some reason. I'll always be in that camp and it's impossible to convince me otherwise, but to each their own and feel free to share your own thoughts/tips on the subject.

Off the top of my head, here are the benefits to a home gym. NB4, "I don't have space!!", I once made space with a dinky 2 bedroom condo for a smith machine and a treadmill, plus all my weights, and it was on the second floor.

Pros off the top of my head:

- No women THOTs there doing their best to distract me.
- No obnoxious bros yelling more than needed during lifts.
- No fat people, who will be gone never to return in a day/week, wasting space on the equipment.
- No commute to/from the gym. Huge time saved over the years.
- I listen to my music, on my stereo, blasted as loud as I want without earbuds/phone maintenance
- No having to get in my car sweaty and much up the seats, or. . .
- . . . having to maintain a car seat cover just for the gym, or . . .
- . . . having to pack a shower bag to shower at the gym.
- My kitchen for post work out meals is feet away.
- My shower is feet away.
- My weights are always racked/prepped properly for my next workout. This on is a pet peeve for me in public gyms. I've been across the country and it's done wrong everywhere. The 50lb plates are always racked at the bottom, rather than chest level, so you have to bend/stoop/exert the most energy to get them. Lames keep the light weights at chest level, instead.

Cons:

- None.
 

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You pretty much nailed it all. I especially like being able to play my music on my bluetooth speaker instead of having to manage headphones. People who say they don't have the space at home just don't want to work out. All I have to do is move my coffee table and chairs back into the couch, and I have all the floor space I need to jump around like a lunatic. I'm putting together a home gym in my garage right now. I have a rack and a barbell, I just need a bench and weights now. I have the money to go ahead and get them, I'm just a tight ass, and I like seeing my fat bank account.
 

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Another pro:

-No crowds. Everyone in a public gym has had to sacrifice either he order they planned on doing or skipping stuff altogether simply because the gym was too crowded. This was by far my biggest complaint. It’s even worse at cheap gyms

Cons:

-Initial cost. It’s not that much, really, but for some poofags/younger people it can be restrictive

-Space, maybe. A rack and bar need 10’ of wall space. Basically you’ll need an entire spare room.

-Fewer weird pieces of equipment. My old gym had three or four machines for each muscle group. For instance they had three types of Hammer Strength plate loaded bench presses (incline, flat, and decline), a cable machine, and a few pin loaded machines. At home I have a barbell and dumbbell handles. Honestly though, that’s enough. The other stuff was just a way to occasionally break monotony, and that’s what they had so that’s what I’d use.

Pros definetly out weight the cons. It’s like not even close.
 

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I’m a public gym nigger. When I’m doing hypertrophy cycle, I really need the variety. Leg ext, ham curls, cable push down, cable pec flys, I need all that crap and more to get enough sets in. When I’m doing a power cycle, I need too many plates for squat and deadlift to keep it reasonable. It’s nice to have some spin bikes too to keep me sorta fit for mt. biking. I also like to have a spot for bench. I do see the lure of home gym at 5am and I don’t want to get all my gym and work stuff ready.
 

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No nigger grease all over the bench/seats
You can play your own music selection without dangling ear buds
No transportation costs/time spent going back and forth with the added benefit of more time spent lifting and not driving.

I've spent 20+ years in public gyms versus the past 10 with my own home gym and I'm never going back to a public gym. The only downside is that you might have to invite someone over on your heavy days to spot you but there are ways around that.

Go to yard sales and farmers markets when you do your initial shopping for the home gym as people are always trying to unload exercise equipment , benches and weights.
 

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Home gym is definitely a goal worthy of going after. That's part of the reason I brought this up was to motivate/inspire others.

I also forgot to mention the pros being no virus hoax shenanigans. I actually forgot all about it because my workouts continued without interruption through the whole thing rather than being cut off due to a virus hoax. Totally unaffected so it slipped my mind.

I once entertained the idea of going to a gym one day a week to use the leg press machine, support a local gym, but then thought better of it. There are modified moves with my Marcy smith machine that work just as well. Single leg reverse barbell lunges are great.
 

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Pros:
- much cheaper in the long run, weights never spoil, once bought you have them forever and even can inherit them to your children
- you save fuel and travel time, if you need 30 mins to get to a gym and back, that's time you can already work out at home, bought it 16 yrs ago for around $600, all that time in a gym would have cost me at least $8000 fee for sure, not counting traveling
- still open during virus hoax pandemias

Cons:
- Space, i.e. i am in a 60 m2 apartment and it's just enough for a bench press combo wie LAT and leg trainer beside my bed, then a SZ barbell for squats and a set of dumbells, what is enough for me to stay in shape
- if you want to become schwarzenegger a gym may be better as you need lots of weights
- if you train alone there is no one who can help you with heavy weights and therefore you will always be a bit under your possibilities, but it's a good idea to invite buddys over and train together anyway or even share costs
 

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I go to a very sparsely populated gym. The short drive there and back is a little bit irritating, but the place is never crowded at all, and it's kept immaculately clean. Then again, all it takes is one strategically placed person to be in the way; usually, it's an an old person doing cringy stuff that is likely to hurt them and very likely to provide no benefit.
 

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I still keep a gym membership because they have an aquatics center NO KIDS with Turkish saunas they help me with my recovery but people always ask how I'm so cut and they never see me workout there lmao I do hit the floor if someone wants to learn something otherwise no. Also it's $$$ and because of planet fitness so many gyms charge cutthroat pricing and try to cram as many people in the gym as possible.

I wouldn't have a grudge against public gyms if it wasn't for the crowd that 10-15 dollars memberships brings in white trash, niggers, cheap old people, cheap rich people, fatties and normies hogging up equipment with retarded circuit training.
 

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Selectable dumbbells, exercise ball, free standing flat/incline bench, door jamb pull up bar, and a weight vest.

1k or so more or less.
 

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The home gym for obvious reasons including the covid shut down. Having a sufficient gym at home is clearly a must.

But I like commercial gyms because of the technology, especially with some of the Hammer Strength machines.

The Best Leg Press Machine ever...


For people with the most serious of knee problems or back problems that cannot squat or even leg press, this may be the only tolerable way to do a compound resistance training movement with the goal of adding progressive poundages...

 

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Cons: no cable machines. I do miss those.

My home gym is an outdoor "weight pile" as the DOC boys call it. It has a roof so my stuff doesnt get soaked and I can work out in the pouring thunderstorm rains. An 8ft x 8ft area is really all you need for a power rack and a bench. I keep my dumbbells and kettlebells in an outdoor closet, the plates are mostly bumper, so they can stay outside. Right now its like working out in a sauna, in the winter its like a Wim Hoff challenge. I am never going back to the fucking gay ass gym. Fuck those gym thots and faggots doing curls in the squat rack.
 

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I like going to the gym. I like using a lot of different machines. It would take up a ton of space if I tried to replicate that at home, and just in general I don't like having extra stuff or clutter in my house. I also like the people at the gym. Especially the guys who are serious about lifting. You can get ideas, ask questions of veterans, etc. I don't go to the gym to socialize but I do like being around guys who are putting in the work and getting results. I always give people a nod when they put up a respectable squat, deadlift, or bench. It makes me feel good to see others be successful and it keeps me motivated to continue improving.
 
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Both.
The home gym for obvious reasons including the covid shut down. Having a sufficient gym at home is clearly a must.

But I like commercial gyms because of the technology, especially with some of the Hammer Strength machines.

The Best Leg Press Machine ever...


For people with the most serious of knee problems or back problems that cannot squat or even leg press, this may be the only tolerable way to do a compound resistance training movement with the goal of adding progressive poundages...

Dang that's intense
 

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Selectable dumbbells, exercise ball, free standing flat/incline bench, door jamb pull up bar, and a weight vest.

1k or so more or less.
Are we talking American dollars?

-Hulkfit 1000 / Walmart Everyday Essential power cage: $300
-CAP 300lb Olympic weight set with a bar: $350
-Bench: $150
-EZ curl bar and dumbbell handle kit: $50
-Six additional 10 pound plates, and two 2.5: $125
-Homemade adjustable pulley system (pulleys, cable, homemade handles, etc.): $Whatever it is to make this an even $1,000 lol

The rack has incredibly good reviews on Amazon. It’s made of the same materials as all racks; 14ga A36 steel. There’s nothing special about it at all, which is why it’s so cheap.

The wheight kits are bottom of the barrel cheap stuff, but anyone saying their off by several pounds is wrong. Trust me bro. The knitting is a good middle ground too. They were $300 about a month ago, and are still on Amazon, eBay, Craigslist, and various FB groups for 2020 lockdown prices ($700 or more).

The additional plates are for the dumbbell handles. You’ll then have a set of dumbbells from 10lbs (the empty handle) to 65lbs by 5lb increments.

Homemade pulley systems can be seen in various YouTube videos. Most just set up a single overhead pulley, but it’s not ideal; you can’t pull straight down because you’d be standing on top of the weight. With two pulleys you can set up a system where one is adjustable, and it allows you to pull straight down. Don’t buy cheap pulleys from Home Depot. They’re built with bushings instead of bearings, so they’re going to squeal. Also the weights will begin to sway if you don’t hold them in place with a really light resistance band.

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I’m a public gym nigger. When I’m doing hypertrophy cycle, I really need the variety. Leg ext, ham curls, cable push down, cable pec flys, I need all that crap and more to get enough sets in. When I’m doing a power cycle, I need too many plates for squat and deadlift to keep it reasonable. It’s nice to have some spin bikes too to keep me sorta fit for mt. biking. I also like to have a spot for bench. I do see the lure of home gym at 5am and I don’t want to get all my gym and work stuff ready.
I hate working out in public because I grunt and my face gets red and sweaty. I'm always embarassed. I also wouldn't like having to both pay money to exercise, and take the time and effort to drive to the gym and use the locker room, etc.

However, I know many people love going to the gym, not just to workout, but also socially and for male-bonding.

So I would never seriously criticize somebody who prefers gyms. Whatever works best for the individual.
 
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