[quote]Professor X wrote:
I’m curious to know how people deal with the sometimes long wait times to use equipment during peak hours in the gym.
Workout programs often recommend a specific rest period between sets (i.e., 60 seconds/90 seconds, etc).
But when the gym is crowded, and you have to share equipment or wait in long lines, the workouts (especially supersets) become compromised. I’d like to hear how people deal with these circumstances.
Not trying to be an ass, but you have just reminded me of one of the main reaons why it was worth every bit of money (way less than you may think) and effort to set up a small, but very usable gym in my basement.
I would question whether the average serious trainer would get everything he needs from a home gym assuming his goals are to build a balanced amount of muscle mass well above average.
If you max out most machines, there is simply greater benefit in going some place where you don’t have to keep buying new weights to match your strength level. That may work for those who claim to only be interested in powerlifting or 3 basic lifts. It may also work for beginners or those who simply aren’t planning on outgrowing their weight stack any time soon.
As far as peak times, that is why I train at night. There is no point in trying to jump in during peak hours unless I just want to be pissed off for an hour while some skinny dude finishes reading his novel on the HS machine.[/quote]
I’m doing rather well at home. I have invested about $10,000.00, over 10 years growing my gym. I don’t need machines per se. I have a cage that I do all my big lifts in except the Deadlift for safety. There are some pieces of equipment that I would like to have but I can do without. It is possible to get as big from working out at home. The most difficult part for home trainng is motivation, that is why I have mirrors I also don’t have to wait in line for no one and I also have no excuses for missing workouts.