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    I've had a gym membership for as long as I can remember, but since finding MDA I haven't been to the gym once. And I'm in better shape than I ever was going to the gym. Now I know it's not for everyone, but if you work out at home, what do you like about it? Here's my top 3:

    1) I don't waste 1/2 hour getting to and from the gym
    2) I can listen to whatever music I like, loud
    3) I can do the ironing in between sets (Yup! )

    What about you?
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    I do my sledgehammer workout at home and blast the Disturbed and Queen while I do it. 14 minutes, I'm done, and I get on with cooking dinner.
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    • #3
      I love not having to go to the gym anymore. I would get "approached" too often and my work-outs would get interupted. Also don't have to wait in line for machines. There's always THAT dude who sits on the leg extension machine and won't share between sets. UGH.
      Now I just do whatever the hell I want. Oh yeah, edited to say that it saves me $30 a month too.

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      • #4
        I don't feel self-conscious in my own home, and the playlist is much, much better.

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        • #5
          Oh my, where to begin?

          At home...

          ...I can do fun workouts that the trainers in my gym would frown upon.
          ...I can sprint after a set of squats and not return to find some jacka$$ doing curls in the squat rack.
          ...nobody ever asks to work in or for me to spot for them.
          ...there are better ways to "move slowly" than watching Sports Center on a treadmill or an exercise bike.
          ...there are fewer distractions.
          ...the equipment is set up with a view toward my convenience, not someone else's.
          ...I can workout whenever I want, 24-7.
          ...my kids get to see me enjoying my exercise.
          ...it's my sweat on the bench.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by racingsnake View Post
            3) I can do the ironing in between sets (Yup! )
            "at home i pump iron...and then pump iron!"

            i have never had a gym membership. we do have the basement gym of doom here at home, and it keeps growing. i blast slick idiot or skinny puppy and do my squats or tabatas without a care in the world. i do not have to deal with Pink Weight Treadmill Barbie[tm] or WhatChaBench Steroid Ken[tm]. If i feel the urge for pullups, i can head downstairs anytime i want. i know who's touched the equipment and i know its gonna be in the same place and condition that i left it in.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by racingsnake View Post
              1) I don't waste 1/2 hour getting to and from the gym
              Absolutely. I can be done with my workout in the time it would take me to get to and from the gym and shower.

              Originally posted by DiabetesCanKissMyButt View Post
              I love not having to go to the gym anymore. I would get "approached" too often and my work-outs would get interupted. Also don't have to wait in line for machines. There's always THAT dude who sits on the leg extension machine and won't share between sets. UGH.
              Now I just do whatever the hell I want. Oh yeah, edited to say that it saves me $30 a month too.
              Yep, all good ones. I save $70 a month by having my own gym at home. At first, I did miss the "social" aspect of the gym and the eye candy. I am now more focused on each rep instead of almost hurting myself when a woman dressed in dental floss bends over in front of me or does that inner thigh machine that spreads and reveals all of her hidden secrets. Not that there's anything wrong with that...just hard to focus on doing an iron cross when she puts it all out there and smiles at you while doing it.

              Originally posted by Geoff View Post
              Oh my, where to begin?
              ...I can do fun workouts that the trainers in my gym would frown upon.
              ...I can sprint after a set of squats and not return to find some jacka$$ doing curls in the squat rack.
              ...nobody ever asks to work in or for me to spot for them.
              ...there are better ways to "move slowly" than watching Sports Center on a treadmill or an exercise bike.
              ...there are fewer distractions.
              ...the equipment is set up with a view toward my convenience, not someone else's.
              ...I can workout whenever I want, 24-7.
              ...my kids get to see me enjoying my exercise.
              ...it's my sweat on the bench.
              All great responses.

              Originally posted by batty View Post
              i do not have to deal with Pink Weight Treadmill Barbie[tm] or WhatChaBench Steroid Ken[tm]. If i feel the urge for pullups, i can head downstairs anytime i want. i know who's touched the equipment and i know its gonna be in the same place and condition that i left it in.
              Yep. I like to know who's touched my equipment.
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              • #8
                Years ago I owned a small gym and I kept some of the equipment for my house. I have actually never worked out in a commercial gym :-)
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                • #9
                  Ah man, working out at home is the best!

                  1. No cardio bunnies.
                  2. My playlist includes Cradle of Filth rather than Taylor Swift *gag*
                  3. I don't have to wait.
                  4. I can grunt as loudly as I need to!
                  5. The only stares I get are from my dogs...
                  6. I don't have to spend $35 a month!

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                  • #10
                    At my last gym there were no 16lb sledgehammers or 200lb tires.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jdjohnson50 View Post
                      At my last gym there were no 16lb sledgehammers or 200lb tires.
                      Come to think of it, last gym I went to had no sledgehammers or compost heaps to turn. They sure as hell didn't let me work out in bra and underwear.
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                      • #12
                        ...i can workout whenever i want
                        ...i can wear whatever i want
                        ...my dogs can happily munch on raw bones while i'm busy working out - I don't have to be away from them.
                        ...saves time/gas/money
                        ...i can curse, grunt, yell whatever i want
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                        • #13
                          Good point, I forgot to mention there's no axe or 20 tons of logs to chop at mine either.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                            They sure as hell didn't let me work out in bra and underwear.
                            Me either!
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                            • #15
                              because I don't have to deal with the guys who grunt like they are pressing gargantuan weight with barely any weight, my gym had no kettlebells, I was tired of people asking about vibrams, just google them but mostly I like walking out the backdoor, some good music and training in a way that a commercial gym won't let me, plus the neighbours are getting worried as I started swinging clubs this last week!
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