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%

  • Total voters
    48

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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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The power blocks were about 6 hunderd 20 years ago. Truthfully I haven’t priced them lately, but that is 120 lb dumbbells in 2.5 lb increments. Awesome to have. Saves space. These are the main component for a home gym. Mine are old school square design, they have been redesigned more ergonomic. I use the weighvest for legwork with the back problems I have, that was 300 a really great built product weight vest.com. Also have a gym quality chin and dip station not necessary as a door frame mounted chin bar does the job, plus various crap outdoors can be grabbed and get to pulling. I just did a chin up workout on a porch mounted 2x6, just grab it and start yankin.

Got a couple cheap benches and a quality preacher curl setup and a slant board too for abdominal work. So yeah I guess it may be closer to 1500 or so. But one can get started with a grand or so and build from there. All the bulky iron cages and stuff are tough to have room for. All the basic stuff I have can be very space friendly and give great workouts.
 
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I'm planning on finally buying a bench this week. I'm doing my research, but I'm still a little hesitant to make a decision. I don't want to get one and find out it's trash when I'm trying to bench. Does anyone have any good brands to recommend?
 
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Set up a beast home gym. It’s going to pay off in the long run. It should be step one. Once you leave the city. You’ll be able to find most of the equipment you need cheaply online. Start with the basics and go from there. If you enjoy the gym for social aspects go to a combat class and invite a male you trust to join you at your home gym. Only pay for a gym membership if it’s a right wing β€œmom and pop” gym. Under no circumstances go to a McDonald’s style planet fitness β€œgym”
 

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I have a garage gym with power cage, bench, cable pulley system for use in the power cage, 900lbs of plates, adjustable DBs up to 140lbs (they're still a pain in the ass and I wish I just got the selectable weight DBs instead) and a dip attachment for the power cage. I also have a rower but cardio is gay. I've had this setup for about 7 years and I could never go back to public gyms. The only thing I miss about public gyms is the entertainment I'd get from watching idiotic workouts...except for when those idiotic workouts were hogging a piece of equipment I need. Home gyms are much better for your blood pressure. The only con of working out at home for me has been that I'm more easily distracted. At a public gym I was there to workout and that's it. At home, things can take your attention away from your workout.
 

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I'm planning on finally buying a bench this week. I'm doing my research, but I'm still a little hesitant to make a decision. I don't want to get one and find out it's trash when I'm trying to bench. Does anyone have any good brands to recommend?
A bench with an attached bench press stand limits what you can do. A cage with an adjustable bench has all of the same functionality while also allowing an array of other exercises. They both take up the relatively same amount of space.
 

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I'm planning on finally buying a bench this week. I'm doing my research, but I'm still a little hesitant to make a decision. I don't want to get one and find out it's trash when I'm trying to bench. Does anyone have any good brands to recommend?
Im a notorious cheapskate. My 1st bench was something I made out of scrap lumber. As the months went on I needed incline and decline to round out my chest routine. I got the absolute cheapest adjustable bench on amazon and its not the greatest, but I can adjust it. It also pretty much came assembled, so that was a bonus. Its worked fine so far (only my 2nd month tho). Brand name is Ceayun, around $80 on amazon. Do keep in mind Im not benching 400lb Chad loads tho.
 

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I just guzzled pre and put on a sauna suit. Im about to go lift outdoors and pour out sweat and toxins. I could never do this in a public gym due to the insane amount of sweat that leaks out, everywhere.
 

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Im a notorious cheapskate. My 1st bench was something I made out of scrap lumber. As the months went on I needed incline and decline to round out my chest routine. I got the absolute cheapest adjustable bench on amazon and its not the greatest, but I can adjust it. It also pretty much came assembled, so that was a bonus. Its worked fine so far (only my 2nd month tho). Brand name is Ceayun, around $80 on amazon. Do keep in mind Im not benching 400lb Chad loads tho.
I think I'm just going to spend some extra money and get a real good one. A lot of the ones on amazon say they have 300 pound weight capacities. I'm not putting up 400 pounds either, but I weigh 140, so if I use that bench, I can't go past 160. I can definitely do that, so I don't want to push it and get something that might break under me. They also have a lot of varying sizes on amazon as well. I really don't want to take my chances.

Until I get that and some weights, I'll just keep jumping around my living room.
 

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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.
I'm a grunter

Some old whore at my gym commented to her trainer, whom I know, "imagine him in bed" -_-
 

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I used to love going to the gym. I rarely leave the house - even before the virus hoax - so I relished the opportunity to go somewhere else for a few hours. Sometimes I even ran errands afterwards.

Now, I tried going back when they reopened, but it's not the same. You have to wear a mask, social distancing, and "reserve" your workout hour beforehand - now I can't just go to the gym whenever I feel like it. I tried doing swimming - the only activity for which you obviously don't have to wear a mask - but I haven't properly swam in years and now I have to re-learn how to swim. I almost drowned that day.

Instead, I got an excercise bike in my 2nd garage and I'm doing calisthenics. This book is a masterpiece:

 

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Calisthenics FTW! No equipment necessary.
 

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I think I'm just going to spend some extra money and get a real good one.
That's what I did. I got a solid Marcy smith machine and it does everything. It can be used with a normal barbell and free weights as well.
 

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Remember in the Before Times when we used to have public gyms?
 

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No commute to/from the gym. Huge time saved over the years.
This only matters if you have a decent drive ahead of you. The drive from my house to the gym is literally 5 minutes away, 1.4 miles.
 
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