Now if you look at the heading the answer seems pretty obvious. But if there’s anything we’ve learned in our lifetimes, is that nothing is always what it seems. And that may be the case here.
One might call it a no brainer and opt for the gym – because, duh, gyms are MADE for building bodies and working out while on the flip-side, home…. Is exactly what it is – a home, a place of comfort, familiarity and freedom.
Difference here is, you can make a gym AT home, but you can’t make a gym ‘A Home’ (not practically anyway). Meaning you can build a gym where you live but you can’t live where you gym. On that basis it is pretty easy to deduce the pros and cons of both.
The workout WILL be done either way but they both require discipline and determination. Now what affects these two? We will see.
The gym fosters the mentality and work environment needed to attain your goal. Seeing and meeting likeminded people can motivate you to try harder. The presence of experienced gym-goers adds to the experience as well as you can cross check and take tips. BEST part about a gym – people can spot you if you’re in trouble or just need a hand. Babes are also a great motivator. Just sayin’.
This is a no brainer the gym holds all the necessary equipment you might need from working out your biceps all the way to your goddamn earlobes. It’s a place for fitness. The aim in this situation is to get bloody fit.
The membership enables more than meeting more than likeminded people (read: hot babes) and using all sorts of equipment you may never otherwise even imagine using. It makes you ‘pay’. That’s right. The very fact that you’re paying money may motivate you to hold up to your end of the bargain by ‘being there’.
Okay so hot babes can motivate you …but they can waste your time too. Meeting likeminded people is great, but that’s not what you’re there for. Hence you’re wasting time. The environment might motivate you – but then, it might also scare and demotivate you because of all those sexier amped up/also often times scary looking nerve endings called human beings. Time wasted.
While there’s a butt-ton of equipment, and if you’ve already gotten passed your socializing bits, you’ll have to wait. You’ll have to wait in between sets for other people. Get in line. By that time the body is cooled and you’re sort of annoyed. FML
This thing right here – also your worst enemy. WASTE of money if anything in the last two points bother you. Because you’ll never go. Never. You’ll just end up in relationship with the gym that you just can’t break up with. Kinda’ like the Hotel California – “you may never leave”.
Your home. Your rules. Your music. Your Food. Make all sorts of grunts, sounds, yells, noise. Its your goddamn comfort zone. Nuff’ said.
Buy what you need. Avoid lame gym machines that are a waste of time. Buy free-weights and bench presses. Maybe a versatile lame gym machine too.
It’s FREE. Here, you can actually just ‘cancel’ the membership.
It’s your goddamn comfort zone! Don’t get comfy. Lack of motivation is your biggest problem here. No likeminded people. Hot babes. Or people who can spot you. That way you’re more prone to injuries and since no one is spotting you, it is harder for you to gain that extra muscle.
Like I mentioned. You’ll learn ways to exercise your SCROTUM in a gym (if you have to), whereas the home is limited when it comes to equipment and available space.
Since you’re not really paying for anything, It makes it easier for you to slack or heck, even quit, because you won’t have those super sexy good looking gym admin people telling you not to go. You just can’t say no to them! At home, you are your own super sexy good looking gym admin people – but you’re kinda not. Oh man what a mind f***.
So there you have it. A great comparison to working out in both situations. Let us know what you think!