Is It Better To Have Home Gym Ideas Or One Should Go Out For Gym?
Having worked out at both, I currently work out at my garage, where I have several home gym ideas like an excellent power rack with pulleys, bench with leg extension and curl, and enough free weights to get done all the training I need.
Home Gym Ideas VS Public Gym
Although I work out at my garage, I recognize that it is very lacking compared to an excellent public gym.
1. the space is small, and it looks overall clumsy to carry on for the entire life
2. more setting up to do between exercises means unavoidably some loss of concentration (although waiting on machines/weights does that on a public gym as well)
3. temperatures can get suboptimal during winter
4. the feeling is not quite the same (people, music, space, etc.)
That said, there are reasons why I still pick my garage over a public gym
1. It fits my schedule. I can work out at any time, which is excellent for balancing exercise with work and family life
2. It gets the job done, especially as more of my time goes to running and cycling than weights
How To Schedule Your Time To Gym?
Based on my own experience, I would make the following recommendations:
1. If you have trouble scheduling public gyms, and home gym would enable you to get in exercises that an open gym doesn’t, go with a home gym
2. If you train hard or are seriously into bodybuilding or weight lifting, find a gym that supports that. I.e., allows grunts, magnesium, dropping barbells, has enough weights, etc.
3. If you’re starting, go to an excellent public gym for a year (with enough free weights and machines), so you get a feel for what is available and what you would want in your home gym (and what you can easily give up)
4. If you are considering a home gym because you feel shy about going to a public gym, go to an open gym. I can guarantee you will get more support than judging.
5. If you don’t feel comfortable, switch gyms. Gyms come in a lot of varieties, from posh gyms to basement gyms, where the dominant odor is testosterone and sweat. Find out what works for you.
Decision To Make A Home Gym
If you decide to build a home gym, these are some of the factors to consider
1. The payback time compared to a gym membership is probably in the range of 1 to 5 years, depending on how high end you go (on home equipment as well as gym memberships). Are you sure you will be working out on the computer for five years? In the long run, it will be cheaper IF it gets used.
2. Do you have space? A lot can be in fitting into very little space with a power rack that has accessories like pulleys etc. but some space is always required. Ensure that the compromise is not too big and you can fit all the equipment you need.