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Muscle-Building Workout and Diet


Hey guys, Today I’m going to show you round my home
gym and tell you the pro’s and cons of getting your own. So my very first reason to get one is cost.
If you’re serious about training then buying your own equipment does end up cheaper in the long run. So starting with weights i’ve got about 200kgs worth in here. I’ve got a tri-grip olympic set, which is the majority. I’ve also got an EZ curl bar down here and a hex bar, and I bought an extra set of 20’s. I’ve also got the bench that was about £100 and then my squat cage was £200. So that’s about £700 altogether So I spent another £200 on things like these horse mats, these are heavy duty to protect the floor I’ve got a box of resistance bands there, things like straps, gloves, foam roller. That’s about £200 in total, as well as a couple of quid for materials for my own lifting platform. There’s a rowing machine in here but that isn’t mine. That puts my expenses at around
£900. If we put the average gym membership at £30
a month then after 3 years you’ll have invested £1100 into that. You may not have space in your house or garage for a big squat rack but you can definitely buy a dumbbell set and a bench for around £150. Reason 2 is convenience. I walk 10 steps to
my gym, so if there was heavy traffic or bad weather, I can still make it every time
I want to go. If I forget something at home, it takes me 10 seconds to go and fetch it. I went to a public
gym a few years ago and it was 25 minutes drive each way, four times a week. That’s
3 and a half hours of my time spent travelling to and from the gym. Consider how much your time is
worth, and how often you might skip the gym because of the distance. Reason 3 is opening hours. My gym is open
24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Yours might be too, but for most people they might open at 7 or 8 and shut at 10 so you can find yourself rushing through a workout in the evening to finish before closing. I have the flexibility
to train any time day or night including all holidays. Reason 4 is not having to share with the general
public. I never have to hang around queueing for a machine waiting for someone to get off on their phone, I myself don’t have to worry that i’m hogging the squat rack if i’m in it for an hour, and i don’t have to deal with other people’s sweat on the machine. I can use whatever I want, whenever I want, for as long as I want. Reason 5 is just the general freedom. I can
train topless when it’s hot, I choose all the music, I can leave weights on the floor when
i’m done and I can grunt, spit and swear on every rep of squats. I can also have friends
over to lift and don’t have to pay 6 quid for a day pass. As the owner of a home gym i’m obviously biased,
so here are a few drawbacks to think about. First up, it can feel far less motivating
when nobody is there growling through their own workout. You have to supply your own music,
if any, and it probably can’t be as loud as in the gym. There’s no social pressure to keep going,
so if you’re not a self motivator then it’s easy to quit, because your home is just there. Secondly, equipment. There are some things I
don’t have access to, like any machines, leg press, glute ham raise, or things like heavy
kettlebells, cables and pulleys. If my girlfriend didn’t have the rowing machine i’d have no
access to cardio. Though not having access to cardio is probably seen as a positive Three. I don’t have a spotter, so things like
bench and squat I have to rely on the pins, and exercises like overhead press I have to stay slightly more within my limitations. I could get a training partner, but I train at different times every
week so that doesn’t work. Four. There’s nobody to check my technique.
Now i’ve been lifting weights for 12 years and coaching for 3, so I have a really good sense
of when my body is in a good or bad position. If you’re inexperienced then it could be a negative,
particularly as you don’t even have the wall of mirrors to check your form on. Lastly, it’s not very social. You might not
interact a lot with people at the gym, but there’s a chance you meet like minded people
and pick up training tips, either from conversation or just from observing. If you’re someone who just whacks your headphones in and ignores everyone then it’s not such a bad
thing having a home gym. Cool, so those were my 5 good, 5 bad, if you
were undecided on which way to go I hope this pushed you closer to making a decision. For me, I HATE wasting my time so taking
travel out the equation was a huge bonus for me, and I never really lack the motivation to get my arse
in the gym. Thanks for watching, please check out my other
videos and visit my web site. Cheers!

One thought on “Gym Membership or Garage Gym? Pros and Cons

  1. I have gym membership. I feel it's better for me. I went 133 times last year at average cost of 2gbp per visit. I consider it good value. I live in flat. No garage. So home gym not possible.

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