A Home Gym Isn't For Everyone
The choice between home and commercial gyms
It’s been good getting into the new training program and establishing a solid work routine for 2022.
My only update is that I’m ten weeks into fasting until lunchtime and it’s become a normal part of the daily routine. I think it’s a strategy that I could use for the long term, especially to allow flexibility at lunch or dinner while losing or maintaining weight.
It’s probably not ideally suited to gaining muscle, due as the infrequent feedings give fewer stimuli for muscle protein synthesis, and it would be hard to increase food intake at two meals. But I could be wrong, so it’s something that I’ll give a crack in the future - maybe later this year.
For now, I’m happy with how my nutrition is working and enjoying the change in training to increase cardiovascular fitness (well, mostly enjoying it).
This week, I’ve got an article about home gyms and how to decide whether they are a good option for you. Many people made the move to home workouts by default during 2020 and at times during 2021, or forever for those who live in Victoria. But now that gyms are staying open, most people are making the move back to the gym. It’s a good time to pick up gym equipment, but a home gym might not be for you.
My tip was meant to be short and focused on soft drinks, but I ended up going deeper on a case study. So I won’t waste any more words now, as there is plenty to get through below.
Article: Building A Home Gym
Having a home gym has freed many people from the disruption of gym shutdowns, booking requirements and capacity limits during the pandemic. They’ve also provided peace of mind for those who were worried about sanitising, which is fair enough after years of fellow gym-goers seemingly incapable of managing personal hygiene when it was just a matter of wearing clean clothes and wiping their sweat off equipment. However, I have to say that I’m impressed by the use of sanitising wipes in my gyms over the past two years.
When gyms initially shut during March 2020, home exercise equipment was flying off the shelves and online retailers were out of stock by April. Most people bought what they could, not necessarily what they wanted for the long term, which has led to an interesting collection of fitness equipment in their garage or spare rooms.