Create: 11/28/2005 - 13:16
A post over at Weight Trainers United looks at the advantages of starting a home gym. The gym the original poster builds cost $2500. He figures to make his money back in about 2 1/2 years. The advantages he cites:
The only disadvantage he lists is having to lift alone and missing out on the camraderie of lifting partners. That's certainly a pretty big negative. Then again, who's to say you can't recruit a training partner or two to work out with you.
- There is the time savings of not having to travel back and forth to the gym.
- being able to workout anytime, 24/7
- you do not have to put up with the (how do I say this nicely?), heck, the idiots at the gym. People screwing around or yapping away on a cell phone while youâ€™re trying to concentrate and prepare for a heavy lift. Or someone walking right in front of you while youâ€™re going down on a heavy squat, causing you to lose your concentration and get buried. Or someone tying up the power rack doing curls while youâ€™re waiting to do heavy squats.
- being able to play whatever music you want.
- I can put my chains where I want
- I can also change into my powerlifting gear right in my workout area.