For a start, training at home is much more time efficient. You can train when (and how) you want, there’s no driving to and from the gym several times per week, and you never have to hang around waiting for the bench or the squat/power rack to become available. You also save money on your membership fees, as well as your travel costs, so the moderate cost of setting up a home gym will usually be recouped in 2–3 years.
You will need a reasonable amount of space, however, either in your garage, basement, or a spare room. And if you’re the sort of person who finds it difficult to motivate yourself to train at home, then you’ll need to stick to a commercial gym. But otherwise, if the idea of building your own home gym appeals to you, this article will tell you what you’ll need to do it. Continue Reading →