Many who wish to gain muscle mass feel that joining a gym is a prerequisite, and so, following a rather calorie friendly December, millions crowd the lobbies of local gyms, signing up for a 3+ year membership, believing that they’ve just taken the first step towards gaining muscle mass and transforming their body. But if we analyze the number of people who actually continue attending the gym following their initial contractual commitment, we find that the excited patrons who were fueled with desire for added muscle mass suddenly fail to walk through the gym’s front door as February approaches.
Most assume that sloth is the natural enemy that prevents most from pursuing a pattern of weight lifting consistency, and never analyze whether the gym environment itself may be offering an insurmountable obstacle towards building muscle mass for many, eventually causing most to quit and never achieve their muscle building goals.
But why? How could the gym actually reduce motivation to train, when in fact the environment should be more conducive towards building muscle mass than any other (it certainly is filled with plenty of exercise equipment!)? The answer will be found within the first few weight training workouts, and clearly becomes one of the main reasons why most lose their fondness for gym attendance before they produce any noticeable muscle mass improvements.
Imagine you are prepared for an intense workout, and you encounter one or more friends who decide to lift weights at the same time as you. What will likely happen next? Will the group experience the best weight training workout of the year, or will the next hour focus upon discussing plans for the weekend? Let’s say you visit the gym and happen not to find any acquaintances, but as you scan the territory, immediately sense that every machine you are planning to use is occupied, with a 10+ minute wait for each. Do you think this will contribute towards a productive muscle building workout session, or encourage a trip to the local fast food drive thru to try and munch the mounting frustration away?
Oh, and let’s not forget the many additional convenient excuses to skip the gym for a day, such as weather (two feet of snow might make navigating the highway difficult), car breakdown (a flat tire always interferes with melting a spare tire), and traffic (wouldn’t want to be late for dinner!). Some may say that these inconveniences are occasional, and cannot occur on a regular basis, but once momentum is ruined, and a weight training workout is missed, the mind becomes far more accepting of another skipped session, and this attitude will eventually lead to a new habit, one which is much more enjoyable – couch warming, without the distraction of a daily gym visit. If you wish to gain muscle mass, avoiding such a scenario is of paramount importance.
So, what is the alternative? I not only perform my weight training at home, but gained over 60 lbs of muscle mass in the process, proving that physical transformation does not require waiting in line for machines or paying expensive gym dues. In fact, I gained all of my muscle mass at home, in my basement, with basic weight training equipment, and I was able to produce far more consistency with my weight training workout regimen than most who must contend with the inconvenient gym environment, specifically because being at home allowed me to control my surroundings, instead of allowing roadblocks to interfere with my scheduled gym visits.
This is not to say that gaining muscle mass is impossible through public gym training, as many with such memberships produce excellent muscle gains, but for those who have the option to purchase some basic weight lifting equipment and exercise at home, I believe doing so is far more convenient, offers no distractions, and is significantly less expensive over a several year period than joining a local gym. Gaining muscle mass relies in great part upon mental focus, a factor which suffers greatly when subjected to an unpredictable set of circumstances, and this is why I have always opted for performing weight training workouts at home, and by doing so, have gained more muscle mass than most believe is possible naturally.
You may currently frown upon weight training at home, but may no longer feel this way if you experience the numerous frustrations inherent in trying to consistently attend a gym, so do yourself a favor; if you join a local fitness facility, make sure not to sign a long term deal until you have attended for at least three months and have proven to yourself that numerous potential distractions and obstacles will not interfere with remaining faithful to your weight training workout routine.
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