I used to work out at home with my cheap purchased bench and dumbells with 200 lb of weights. I benched 120lb at home and keep improving everyday. I take supplements from T-Nation. However, I did not feel that I am improving physically.
Due to personal reasons I had to move and live in a new area. So I sold my home gym..etc and I have been busy ever since. I did not have any chance to workout for 4 months, so, I join up a local gym around my new home.
First day in new gym, I put 120lb to bench, OMG, it was too heavy for me, I also find that all the excercises and weight I used to do I can't lift the same weight as I have lifted at my home gym.
I figured, probably because I got off for months, neeed time to readjust. No, its not, I find out that real gym's weights, bar...etc are much more heavier than my old home gym weights and bar. No wonder ppl at this forum always says, workout in a real gym, not some BS gym or home.
I am now benching and lifting at my gym with a pathetic weights and I am so embarrass of myself. Now I finally understand why, it makes a HUGE differences in working out in real gym or not.
I also realized that all these years I have wasted my money and time on my home gym and I was wondering why my body doesn't grow. bahhhhh!!! So, here is my conclusion, if you want to grow go to a real gym, don't waste your money buying any home gym eqip. waste of money.