• Bola Kwame

Can Home Training Replace Gym Training?

Although many gyms strive to create friendly and enjoyable environments for all types of people, many still prefer to exercise at home.

On the other hand, not everyone can afford a gym or does not have one near their home. For these and other reasons, people choose to train in their halls, back gardens, or even go to a park.

There is a great debate about whether it is possible to obtain results similar to what you would get training with gym equipment.

Gym vs Home

First, we must make it clear that there are different types of people who train regularly. These have different objectives.

Let's separate them into two groups.

In group A are people who simply want to lose a few pounds, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and get in shape.

In group B are those who seek to significantly increase their strength and muscle mass.

We tend to believe that everyone who goes to a gym seeks to have a physique like that of bodybuilders. When in reality, most people are in group A.

Whatever your goal, both exercises at home with your own weight and sophisticated machines at the gym can help you achieve them.

Training at home


  • It's cheaper.

  • It is more accessible.

  • You can feel more comfortable.


  • Some exercises require you to learn techniques before you can do them. It's more difficult to do push-ups or pull-ups than using gym equipment that helps you exercise those same muscles.

Gym training


  • Wide variety of equipment.

  • Easier exercises to learn.

  • You can modify the ballast weight according to your level.


  • It is more expensive.

  • You have to move there.


Both are very good options for keeping fit and having a healthier lifestyle. If you want to gain muscle mass, the big weights in the gym can help you more.

Exercising with your body weight is very effective for training all your muscle groups. So if you create the habit of training at home they can achieve a favorable physique and condition.

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