Is a home gym really better?
What are some home gym advantages?
I'm going to reveal the advantages and disadvantages of the home gym and compare it to a commercial gym.
The big gyms where you have to travel there and pay lots of money to be a member?
You can make your own decision on whether or not a gym in your home is a good choice for you…
Let's Compare a Home Gym to a Commercial Gym
The comparison below should be enough for you to make your decision.
It really depends on your preferences. Some people enjoy going to a huge gym with lots of people. Some people like to do it for show while others enjoy talking to people and interacting with others.
The gym is not a place for socializing. You can really make others angry as most people are trying to workout and focus on their workout.
There is no comparison here.
A commercial gym is very inconvenient. You have to go when the commercial gym is open.
Going to the gym on holidays or late hours can be tough due to the gym being closed.
With home gyms, you can go whenever you want.
You don't have to get ready, drive to the gym, and make sure you haven't forgotten anything. You don't have to put wear and tear on your car, and you don't have to put gas in the tank to get to your gym at home.
If convenience is important to you, a home gym wins hands down. You'll be more consistent with your workouts because it's easy to just walk into your home gym and do your workout.
A fully equipped gym for your home will cost you two to three thousand dollars initially.
It will last you the rest of your life, though.
Compared to a commercial gym, which costs around $50 per month or $600 per year, home gyms might seem expensive at first.
Remember, though, you have to drive to the commercial gym, which takes time and money.
In only a few years, home gyms pay for themselves.
Every year after those initial two years you are actually saving a lot of money by working out at home.
With the rising cost of gas, you would save so much just in gas money from driving back and forth to the gym. I can't say enough about the huge advantages a home gym has over a costly commercial gym.
Waiting on Others
You'll have to wait to use weight training equipment at a commercial gym. People will get in your way, and your workout will take a much longer amount of time.
Time is precious during a workout. You don't want to be standing around waiting for equipment.
You'll never have to wait to use the equipment in your home.
That is enough to make me choose home equipment over commercial gym equipment. Not to mention, you don't have to wipe other people's sweat off the weight benches.
Some people in a commercial gym are just rude and could care less about hogging weight lifting equipment you need. Yeah, some people will share and be nice but many people aren't going to share.
You'll have to change your weight lifting program around just to finish your workout.
And making those changes is not recommended. The weight lifting programs we design are meant to be done in a specific order for specific reasons. You don't want to change exercises or even the order of exercises.
Mark down yet another advantage of the home gym over the commercial gym.
People talking to you. People asking for advice.
People telling you that you shouldn't do full squats because they're bad for your knees.
Personal trainers trying to take your money. Most don't even know how to help you.
Distractions are everywhere.
You need to focus when you are lifting weights and a commercial gym only makes that much tougher. Working out at home gets rid of all the distractions.
There are just too many distractions away from home. If you've worked out at a large gym before, you'll know. Even small gyms can have too many distractions with the right group of people.
Weight training requires 100% of your focus. You can't afford all the distractions. Every second of every weight lifting workouts requires everything you have. The more you focus, the better you do.
In your home, you can listen to music that you like.
Weight lifting music is very important for your workout. Music can produce emotional feelings that gives you instant strength gains. Music is a powerful tool in weightlifting.
It's very important you get to listen to the music you want.
A commercial gym is a a source of some of the worst weight lifting music you'll ever hear. Sure, you can take your portable music player, but it will get in your way most of the time.
What's Your Choice? Home Gym / Commercial Gym
As you know, I highly recommend a home gym because of the huge advantages over ANY commercial gym.
You choose the weight lifting equipment you want.
You're in control of the facilities.
Some commercial gyms have ridiculous rules and tell you how you're going to lift weights. Some of them don't even want you doing certain exercises because they tell you they are unsafe and you are hurting their floors with the heavy weights.
I've heard of some gyms telling people they can't do deadlifts! Deadlifts are one of the top muscle and strength building exercises and they're going to tell yuo can't do them.
And there's even more ridiculous rules you'll have to deal with.
For example, a gym I've been to didn't have over 100 pound pre-made barbells because in their opinion anything over 100 pounds is just too heavy for anyone to do safely. What a bag of bull.
You can do anything you want in your home gym. That's why I highly recommend you get your own gym. It's yours. Do what you want with it.
You won't have to worry about anyone telling you how to lift weights.