Working out at the gym is an awesome experience that everybody has to try at least once in their lifetime, if you are like me you probably work out between four and six days a week but when rest days come around the corner you feel a deep energy inside your body that makes you want to go the gym in that exact moment, well, for me that’s “almost” the case, some days it’s hard to simply wake up and go to work or school so adding an insane training session will only make your energy levels hit minus 100, I drive about 111 miles a day before I step foot in the gym this includes driving to work and back and then driving to the gym, I know people that live a block from the gym and are so lazy that they haven’t even been to that particular gym even once. That said, I also have a small gym set up at my house, nothing crazy I mean all I have is a bench, multi use rack, dumbbells, barbell, some gym plates and an old cardio bike that I bought from Costco about 10 years ago.
When I feel tired or don’t feel like driving to the gym I decide to go to my gym room and do an intense workout and let me tell you that I have had some of the best workouts in my entire life in that small room, it doesn’t really matter if you don’t have any exercise gear at your home since you can do some pretty intense body workouts just go to YouTube and type in the magic words. I was thinking to myself the other day and I figured out why those home workouts were better than a ton of gym workouts, here’s 4 quick reasons to work out at home instead of the gym.
Privacy: Nobody is watching you this means that you can perform any exercise you want, you don’t have to be embarrassed at people looking at you or judging your exercise form, you can yell, grunt, scream or cry from pain or whatever. It just feels really cool to be able to work out alone without anybody else there unless your cat or dog is watching but what does he care.
Mental focus: If you are alone at your house you will not be thinking of the guy screaming like they are being butchered at the weight room or about the guy trying to take your machines away because he has to do certain amounts of sets, it’s just you and a workout routine that you will be able to perform at the comfort of your own home, you can take your time and decide what to do at your own pace.
Blast the music: When I work out at home I plug my laptop or IPod to my speakers and set the volume as high as I can, I get pumped and concentrated at the same time, I don’t have to worry about the gym playing Justin Bieber or Katy Perry music, instead I can play some Heavy Metal, Death Metal and even some good House Music, the point is that nobody cares, well maybe my neighbors care just a little but hey you have to do what you have to do.
Post workout: I can walk five meters and I will be right in my living room getting ready to play some motivational videos up on my apple T.V that will pump me up for my next workout, I can walk to the kitchen and have myself a meal and a protein shake before my 30 minute anabolic window goes away. It’s just handy to have everything you need at your reach without having to drive somewhere to get what you need.
Like I said, there are awesome and complete instructional videos on YouTube that can help you learn how to perform a full body workout without the need of any equipment, if you have some equipment you’ve got it made, afterwards you can go for a jog or run and then get a shower without worrying about the naked guy or girl in the gym showers. Working out at home has a lot of benefits, even though it’s not as complete or even fun as a gym workout it simply works! And that’s what you want, you want to be and look healthy so give it a try you can save some gas and look good doing it.