Here’s the best investment I’ve ever made. I’m sure anyone who has lifted at a commercial gym and then gotten their own stuff will attest to this statement.
I don’t have kids yet, but that was actually the catalyst behind me buying my own equipment. An older, yet obviously jaded, guy I work with said when I have kids, it’s all over. I remember him around town when I was younger. He was a pretty big guy then. He’s still big now, but no where near as muscular.
I don’t believe his statement completely, but I can imagine how much more difficult it could be to train with the responsibility of kids. Therefore I’m trying to head things off at the pass by making it as convenient as possible.
Also, we moved about a year ago. It seemed like a good time to start getting things together, since we bought a house 60 miles away from my old gym.
Anyway this is my little piece of paradise…or pain, whichever way you choose to look at it.
Notice the keg and accompanying “keg-erator” in the back. The keg isn’t a training tool yet - strictly for recreational purposes only.
Also the green army duffel bag is filled with 150 lbs. of sand. If you’ve never tried to pick up an odd-shaped object this heavy straight off the floor, it’s a bitch. I know, I know. To all the strongman competitors out there, I just looked like a HUGE pussy.