Sharing the Home Gym


240kg high rack pull
High and heavy.
This month Blaine and I will be taking a look at the many fitness-related things you can do locally. Today I'll be taking a look at the benefits of sharing your home gym.

Goody's post yesterday (looking at his workout in Jedd's basement) reminded me of just how good it can be to share your home gym. It has all the usual benefits a training partner brings, as well as bringing the other person slightly out of their comfort zone. Always good.

Other benefits :


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If you'd like to share your own home gym - especially if you're looking for a new workout partner; take a photo of the gym (no matter how big it is, or what's in it) and add it to the Flickr group. Tag it with 'sttbhomegym' (to see the other photos with that tag, head over here).

To give people an idea of where in the world you are based, be sure to include your location in the title. City and State/County/Country should be fine. See one nearby that looks interesting? Be sure to leave a comment (on the photo page, that is) and let them know. You may have just discovered a new training partner.


Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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