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DNAHelix

New York, USA

This Labor Day Monday I decided to give training at home a shot. Did not feel like going to the gym.

Here?s what I did:

1. Hand stand push ups 3x12

2. Resistance band lateral rises 3x12

3.a. Body weight trap retractions/shrugs on the floor 3x12
3.b. Forward push ups 3x10

4. Resistance band overhead triceps extensions 3x20

5.a. Ab wheel rollouts 3x20
5.b. BW lunges 3x20 (each legs)

6. Resistance band biceps curls 3x20


I must say I had a very decent pump as I have gone from set to set with a minimal rest.

Equipment used: minimal (ab wheel, resistance band, exercise mat)

Hence to stay in shape one needs one thing only - motivation. Fancy equipment is a great thing to have but it can also distract you from your goals and of course it is better to do a home workout than no workout at all.
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StuKE

I'm happy training at him, done it for years now. I miss a few things about the gym, but I do ok in my garage.
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HeavyHitter32

I've been training at home since 2004. Today, I use free weights and leverage machines (Powertec and New York Barbell).

I too miss some aspects of going to the gym - the bright lights, mirrors, tons of various equipment, etc. But it's just way too convenient for me not to train at home and cheaper actually.
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kurtvf

Too painful training at a public gym. The equipment is usually set up haphazardly with no logical flow, 10 benches for every squat rack, idiots hogging equipment doing their useless quarter squats with 4 plates, crappy distracting music, you can't use chalk (dangerous), people giving unsolicited advice, and idiots doing curls in the squat rack. NEVER
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DNAHelix

New York, USA

I take it you guys are not New Yorkers.
Home gym is awesome but in NYC it is a unthinkable, unaffordable luxury that only really rich people can afford. Our apartments can maybe fit dip chin up station or Zane leg blaster but not both! Trust me on that one. Maybe folks further in Brooklyn, Queens or Bronx can swing it because the actually own the houses, but the closer you get to Manhattan the more of an unrealistic dream the home gym becomes LOL
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hit4me

Florida, USA

i tried training at home years ago, just using the basic barbell, dumbbells, adjustable bench with leg ext, leg curl and squat attachments...could not get into the groove, too many distractions and too much time wasted between exercises changing everything up
also, their are no ladies in yoga pants at home, lol
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Caper44

Nova scotia, CAN

I had to jump in on this one!

My first seven years of training from the ages of 12-19 were in a small unused dining room.

I had a York bench with an attached adjustable squat rack and York barbell and dumbbell set....I was in heaven.

Today I am a 50 year old gym owner who is equipment crazy and never satisfied with what I have....I'm always searching for another great piece of equipment....a sickness that never ends!

I have to admit that 95% of my size was built working out alone in my home gym listening to AC/DC on my ghetto blaster....now that shit never gets old!
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sirloin

Been home training myself since a lot since I moved to a remove part of the countryside.

Mainstay movements...
Quads - goblet squats, hip belt squats (these dont irritate my lower back)
Hamstrings - SLDL
Calves - hip belt calf raise
Chest - decline push up (feet up on beneh, I also use push up bars)
Back - parallel grip chins, bent over two arm db row
Shoulders - standing db press
Biceps - incline alternate db curl
Triceps - incline bench ez bar triceps extension
Abs - hanging leg raise

If I dont go to the gym i just pay as I go, but am a fan of gyms today, going to gyms today is like watching an episode of Gerdie / Jersey shore, hairless waxed eyebrow fake tan freaks...just doesnt get the motivational juices flowing.
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tsg2513

Florida, USA

I prefer training at home to any commercial gym. The arrogance, stupidity and inconsiderate behavior is more than I want to endure. 95% of my 39 years of training has been at home. Here is my latest setup.
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StuKE

Can't face gyms anymore either. They are everywhere now but the majority seem to be trying to cater for everyone - nothing wrong with that, but not the vibe I want.

There are more hardcore gyms I could go to but I am institutionalised at home in my garage. 20 years ago or so I would train at the gym and other days in my friend's porch, spilling out into the drive for some exercises when it was dry outside. We managed perfectly well with this set up, I think we did back, shoulders and arms at his house and we had more than enough exercises to choose from. He had a chinning bar outside too, right next to a field where people would walk their dogs and pass by within a few feet whilst we were in the middle of a set.

I remember one Bosing Day morning having a workout and doing chin ups outside, in the snow. I had around 30kg hanging from my waist and made set the belt I hung it from snapped tore through my sweatpants and to the ground. I stayed on the bar and finished a makeshift drop set (literally). After the set I taps up the hole in my bottoms and we carried on. Hahaha.

Nowadays, at home I have a decent amount of weights, squat stands, bench and various things I have made including a chinning bar. It is enough for me and I can't see me ever going back to training In a gym.
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DNAHelix

New York, USA

Caper44 wrote:
I had to jump in on this one!

My first seven years of training from the ages of 12-19 were in a small unused dining room.

I had a York bench with an attached adjustable squat rack and York barbell and dumbbell set....I was in heaven.

Today I am a 50 year old gym owner who is equipment crazy and never satisfied with what I have....I'm always searching for another great piece of equipment....a sickness that never ends!

I have to admit that 95% of my size was built working out alone in my home gym listening to AC/DC on my ghetto blaster....now that shit never gets old!


I do not think anything is wrong with this. If it makes makes you happy having machines and always chasing new ones, than that's what it is.

But have to agree with you, most basic training is at times most productive.
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DNAHelix

New York, USA

tsg2513 wrote:
I prefer training at home to any commercial gym. The arrogance, stupidity and inconsiderate behavior is more than I want to endure. 95% of my 39 years of training has been at home. Here is my latest setup.


Nice! I wish I had space for that!
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DNAHelix

New York, USA

StuKE wrote:
Can't face gyms anymore either. They are everywhere now but the majority seem to be trying to cater for everyone - nothing wrong with that, but not the vibe I want.

There are more hardcore gyms I could go to but I am institutionalised at home in my garage. 20 years ago or so I would train at the gym and other days in my friend's porch, spilling out into the drive for some exercises when it was dry outside. We managed perfectly well with this set up, I think we did back, shoulders and arms at his house and we had more than enough exercises to choose from. He had a chinning bar outside too, right next to a field where people would walk their dogs and pass by within a few feet whilst we were in the middle of a set.

I remember one Bosing Day morning having a workout and doing chin ups outside, in the snow. I had around 30kg hanging from my waist and made set the belt I hung it from snapped tore through my sweatpants and to the ground. I stayed on the bar and finished a makeshift drop set (literally). After the set I taps up the hole in my bottoms and we carried on. Hahaha.

Nowadays, at home I have a decent amount of weights, squat stands, bench and various things I have made including a chinning bar. It is enough for me and I can't see me ever going back to training In a gym.


Nice stories! I like when everyone tells their story and what happened in their training career along the way.

I wholeheartedly agree with you about training at home. I could probably afford equipment but I have no space to house it, not even the basic stuff. Hence my equipment at home is a yoga mat, ab wheel and a resistance band.

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DNAHelix

New York, USA

sirloin wrote:
Been home training myself since a lot since I moved to a remove part of the countryside.

Mainstay movements...
Quads - goblet squats, hip belt squats (these dont irritate my lower back)
Hamstrings - SLDL
Calves - hip belt calf raise
Chest - decline push up (feet up on beneh, I also use push up bars)
Back - parallel grip chins, bent over two arm db row
Shoulders - standing db press
Biceps - incline alternate db curl
Triceps - incline bench ez bar triceps extension
Abs - hanging leg raise

If I dont go to the gym i just pay as I go, but am a fan of gyms today, going to gyms today is like watching an episode of Gerdie / Jersey shore, hairless waxed eyebrow fake tan freaks...just doesnt get the motivational juices flowing.


Country side!? Nice!!! Probably zero stress and definately zero douchebags around. I wish I could move to a countryside.
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perrymk

In addition to the power safety rack with crossover I have two benches, several attachments including one I made myself (side lateral for when my elbow was injured; first welding project ever), a pulldown/rowing machine, seated calf, plus a few homemade pieces. Homemade includes standing calf set up, donkey calf setup, forearm curl bar, thick handle dumbells, standing wrist roller, etc.
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Bill Sekerak

California, USA

tsg2513 wrote:
I prefer training at home to any commercial gym. The arrogance, stupidity and inconsiderate behavior is more than I want to endure. 95% of my 39 years of training has been at home. Here is my latest setup.


I hear ya ! Nice setup ! No more waiting for some twit doing 45 sets of 1/8th leg presses with 1500 pounds.
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sirloin

tsg2513 wrote:
I prefer training at home to any commercial gym. The arrogance, stupidity and inconsiderate behavior is more than I want to endure. 95% of my 39 years of training has been at home. Here is my latest setup.

Hi tsg,
Is that the body solid version of the powertec gym? If yes, is it any good, was looking into getting one.
cheers

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Turpin

Training at home for me has been a revelation. Over some years the transition from powerlifting gym to home gym was at first hard and I often felt I could not apply the necessary effort at home , BUT as time went on I adapted ( as one does ) and home gym training has realised me reaching new personal goals . I could never go back.

T.
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tsg2513

Florida, USA

Yes, it is the Body Solid version. It's not bad. I had the PT version a few years ago and they are very similar. I liked the PT press arm a little bit more but the upper and lower pulleys on the Body Solid are better in that they don't suffer the same "drop off" of resistance as the weight arm gets closer to the top.
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