Open Thread: Gym vs Homegym

I recently decided to say screw it to lifting outside in the cold and joined a gym.  I did the home gym thing for years, but now I’m loving going to the gym over lifting at home.   There are pros and cons to both.  Let’s hear your opinions.

-J. Nyx

 

Author: Jnyx

J. Nyx is a father of three and co-owner of akingscastle.com. He understands that there is something missing in the community and that you can be a traditional, masculine man in our current age as well as a dedicated leader of your family.

  • Stoic Nihilist

    I’m just glad this article is only a paragraph.

    • Obnoxious Troll

      don’t be glad yet. I can already see the commenters posting dissertations to compensate for this article’s brevity.

      • Stoic Nihilist

        Commenters are going to post dissertations to compensate for their personal lives being severely lacking.

        • I’ve been dreaming of it all night.

        • bem

          yeah – and?

          • some of us are just trying to shirk responsibilities

        • Boothe

          You’re projecting.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        The bridge you live under has wifi access?

      • Open threads typically have short paragraphs to open up the conversation here. Makes me wonder why I write long ass blog posts because you guys comment no matter what.

        • bem

          no matter what.

        • jammyjaybird

          Write a post using autosuggest, just total gibberish, and let’s see what happens in the comments.

          • bem

            Seconded.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            “The rain of the endoplast mitosis carrot is utterly without a fan servo, and stim packs are highly over represented in the general population”

            Unreconstructedconfederate: “Well, I don’t have anything to contribute to the topic, but….etc”
            Bem: Posts memes related to cellular growth
            cheeseburgercheeseburger: Makes comments that are humorous about Bem’s meme.

            • bem

              holy crap. This whole show really could run off a clever algorithm….

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              Thales: “Gay.”

        • dckhead_con_artist

          Mostly irrelevant crap because we are lonely

    • Sir Lee

      and I still didn’t read it all

  • Sir Lee

    I have done the home gym for a year – have gloves for sub-zero – feel like I’m doing a bit of old Rocky 2? training.
    Good to have both
    Real Gym is better.
    And I am investigating one-discipline businesses – such as boxing/bootcamp that seem to be popping up everywhere.
    $35 per class
    has nothing to do with the fact they are 90% hotties

    • Unless you are either a) really passionate about it or b) doing it to pick up chicks avoid the one discipline boot camp style stuff. Most gyms will already have a program like that as part of your membership. The stuff you do there is basically a poor man’s CrossFit. Think of that. It’s cross fit, but lamer.

      If you are on the tubby side and need to shed some weight and if that is a format that will force you to go there whatever. But to form any real kind of routine is hyper expensive, you will never see the kinds of results you want and it’s all included for free anyway at most gyms.

      • Sir Lee

        yea – I get it.
        and $35 for a class – is far too expensive – when free within the gym.
        but my gym is full of man-hater types.
        and walking around recently – many hot women in these classes – However, the owner/trainers are super-alpha so chicks are probably there as groupies…
        so pointless.
        but, I will go once or twice to mix it up

        • When I am in training I do a Bikram yoga class (union square) once every other week or so just to get a good stretch. You want to see many hot women…try a class of nearly 75 where almost every one is a woman, all almost completely naked and all impressed you are in a class.

          While it is expensive, I really think that equinox is, if you really use it for all its worth, a value for a gym. The classes are better than any of the small box classes, the equiptment is perfect, the hours are great, there are social areas (midtown has an awesome roof deck and one of them has a huge pool where people socialize)

          For the cost of 6 of those classes you get a global membership (I’ve done in Miami and holy shit). A little mix up is fun (like I said, I do like my bikram classes) and I have even been known to go to a crossfit class when I get a free coupon.

          Funny about that, last year a new crossfit “box” opened up and was offering a free WOD to newbies. So I show up in shorts and a beater and take it. No doubt, it is a legit cardio workout and had my heart pumping. Doing all that shit is hard, and I was up around 230 at the time so 45 minutes puts a beating on the cardio vascular system. Afterwards the guy and girl who run the place hit me up for a membership and I told them “i really wish I could, but I work out every day and don’t have time for this”

          Seriously though, if looking for a fun thing to mix up workouts and possibly meet people, yoga is the way to go.

          • Consolation_of_Philosophy

            One of my clients who has never opened up about his personal life to me suggested I take a Bikram yoga class, just for the girls. Dude says nothing about his off hours in 3 years of knowing him professionally, but can’t help but gush over the yoga chicks. I must be missing something pretty righteous.

            • So a bikram yoga class is a dark room with (YMMV but where I live) between 30-90 people. Of them 90% will be women and of the 10% that aren’t 90% of those will be fags. It is a dimly lit room. The room is at 105 degrees Fahrenheit and 40% humidity. There are 26 asanas (positions) repeated twice, the same in every class. Everyone pretty much is stripped down. I will wear just a speedo. Some guys might wear a bathingsuit but that is uncomfortable and if you try like board shorts it will straight up kill you. The girls are all essentially in very tiny, specially made bikinis. You stand there while an instructor goes through a dialogue calling out poses. When you are done you are exhausted. Think about being in a sauna for 90 minutes while actively stretching hard. I can do it maybe twice a month. It is great for sore muscles but yeah, because you have to get so stripped down and because it takes so much athleticism just to make it through, there will never be out of shape girls. I have done this for about 5 years now and while I can’t say every girl was hot, I have never once seen a girl without a decent body. Add to that that you are pretty much the only guy in the room and all the girls are so impressed that you are taking part in their thing….it’s fishing with dynamite. If you are in good enough shape to feel comfortable in a speedo in a room full of women and don’t at least give bikram a shot then you are nuckin futz

              • Consolation_of_Philosophy

                Suddenly feeling tight… might need to stretch.

                • If you seriously think of going I would suggest the following
                  1) Get a list of all 26 asanas online and look at how to do them. You don’t have to know how to get into them, that’s what the instructor is for and they are usually super helpful with beginers but at least it won’t be a curve ball.
                  2) under no circumstances put any food in your body 4 hours before getting there. It will end badly
                  3) Drink no less than one full gallon of water before going in. 105 degrees and humid in a room full of people for an hour and a half will really dehydrate you

              • Obnoxious Troll

                you’re right. I’ve see videos of bikram yoga classes. nothing hotter that sexy, young and sweaty women.

                • it really seems like a simple formula. There is a room full of fit, sexy, young, sweaty, mostly naked women. It costs 30 bucks to get in.

              • Sir Lee

                This is so fucking bizarre – I barley believe it.
                Surely hanging out doing shots in a bar with fat guys wearing other men’s shirts, and 3 loud bar-whores is better…

                “The girls are all essentially in very tiny, specially made bikinis.”
                searching on Amazon for my Bikram Bikini now…

                https://www.gq.com/story/yoga-guru-bikram-choudhury

                • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                  He sounds like an arrogant twat to me.

                  “You Westerners are like spiritual babies,” Choudhury says. “You were
                  born in the wrong country, with the wrong skin color, in the wrong
                  culture. You can never be spiritual! It is not your fault. I’m sorry
                  about that. If you can even get the body right, that much is good enough
                  for you!”

                  Yeah, we weren’t born all spiritual in a big pile of shit with garbage in the streets and feces everywhere as far as the eye can see. Poor white people, they don’t know what they’re missing, not living in a giant pile of shit. They’re so unspiritual.

                  • Consolation_of_Philosophy

                    Dude’s last name starts with “Choad.” I wouldn’t expect anything less.

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      The article just takes it in stride as the words of a decent person. Turn it around culturally though and watch bullets fly.

                      “You Hindus are like intellectual babies,” Von Haussentrapp says. “You were
                      born in the wrong country, with the wrong skin color, in the wrong
                      culture. You can never be truly intelligent! It is not your fault. I’m sorry
                      about that. If you can even get a basic logic puzzle right, that much is good enough
                      for you!”

                  • bem

                    Right? here we are riding on the INSIDE of trains, like suckers….

                  • Fuck that guy! Im sure you’re real spiritual when you take a dump on a street corner. One with nature mannnnnn

                • That is teacher training and that guy is some famous guy. The girl teaching the class and the attendees in union square at 6 pm on a weekday are considerably different.

            • jammyjaybird

              I tried hot yoga twice. All girls except me, and they were on a girl trip, that yoga hivemind thing with spirals in their shining eyes. Also, it’s really easy to slip on your own sweat and hurt yourself. Would not recommend, but try it once just to see.

      • Consolation_of_Philosophy

        I’m happy to see you point out that CrossFit is “lame.” I like watching the “Fittest on Earth” competitions for the extreme sports value, but I don’t understand CrossFit. I had a friend that was into it, and I felt like she was in a cult.

        • it is super cultish. And look, I won’t totally slam them. They were instrumental in making fitness popular and I would rather live in a world of people doing crossfit than fat stoners any day of the week. Further, crossfit is a great cardio circuit. That said, it is a very quick way to get injured. It is, as you say, super cultish. It will totally destroy any kind of muscle gains and other than core strength it really does nothing for you. I would recommend basiccircuit training to people who want to lose some weight, but would avoid the cost and cultist nature of crossfit and go straight to tabata circuits.

      • jammyjaybird

        Cosigned. I often do boot camp plyo class at my gym, it comes included.

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      Rocky IV you fucking illiterate fuck. Kill yourself.

  • Sir Lee

    speaking of home gym, does anyone know how to order in a HB10 geisha in Tokyo?

    • Obnoxious Troll

      ask AutomaticSlim. this is his field of expertise

      • AutomaticSlim

        I can get anyone laid in NYC, even you, with 7s & higher for $300 & up.

        Tokyo on the other hand, is not in my territory.

  • UnreconstructedConfederate

    I don’t have anything constructive to add…again,so- back in the day a couple of my friends who were twins had a “home gym” under a big pecan tree in their yard. Including a square arbor bolt that was about 2×2 and maybe eight feet long with a couple of cast iron front end weights off the front end of an International tractor(100lbs each) . There was a rope with big knots in it every couple of feet tied to a limb in the tree that they would climb using only hands. They also had a big truck tire and rim with a rope through it, they would tie the rope around their waist and run with it along with having about a truckload of various pieces of scrap iron they used in working out in different ways that I don’t recall now.
    Nobody in their right mind would mess with those boys and I suppose if times ever got hard they could have sold all their gym equipment to the scrap metal man for some cash.

    • Obnoxious Troll

      why are you so worried about not having anything constructive to add? nobody here has that concern.

      • bem

        right?

        • Obnoxious Troll

          i had you in mind when i wrote that

          • did you have pants on?

            • Obnoxious Troll

              of course i did

              • bem

                pfffffffffffffft.

      • UnreconstructedConfederate

        You should stop concerning yourself about what my worries are , I mean, I’m not concerned about those horrible stds you’re going to catch by hanging out in the alleys behind gay bars.

  • Consolation_of_Philosophy

    Real gym, for me.

    I could never set aside the time to focus on a workout in my home environment. Besides the fact that I don’t want my house stuffed with iron, the house has too much work waiting, too many demands. Actually leaving my environment for the gym’s puts me in a different mental frame. It turns the workout into a mission.

    • same here. Also, I love the social aspect of it. Not just talking to people and shit, but last year I was doing some heavy deadlifts for fun…my workout was already over but my adrenaline was insane and I had no where to be so I decided to load up the bar. I set my phone to catch a video and I made a really nice pull. I don’t remember even hearing it, but when I play back the video I hear someone yelling “FUCK YEAH!” as I lock out.

      I am also a big fan of the gym march. After total and full exertion I love to just walk away from the bench or rack or platform and take a walk around the gym

      • bem

        You’re known.

      • UWOTM8

        Would’ve been funny if the guy yelled “WITNESSED”

    • I’ve found the same is true. When I leave, it’s a whole different thing. I focus on my workout more instead of what needs to be done at home. I go, lift, and leave.

      • we spoke about this over the summer. In your head you feel like a wrestler walking to the ring. As cheesy as it sounds, think about those intros and the intensity of that walk to the ring some guys had. That was fucking real.

          • Obnoxious Troll

            without your pants…

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            and workout in a suit

            • I could totally pull that off
              Might have to cut sleeves off

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger
                • That guy still shows up to comic events and stuff and basically just sits there alone, no one even knowing who the fuck he is. There was a whole site dedicated to it.

                  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                    link NOW!!!

                  • Jak

                    I don’t even know who that is…

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      Virgil! he was the servant to The Million Dollar Man- ted….deblasio?

                    • Could you imagine the outrage today if they had a black guy as the servant to a rich white dude?

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      I think it would be pretty funny if SJWs ever discover wrestling, because it’s pretty much chock full of all kinds of anti-PC shit.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      you know a sjw has never had original thought in its life, so dont implant any. please

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      I’m pretty sure if an SJW watched an episode of WWE, they’d be so triggered, offended and assaulted, they would curl up into the fetal position and cry themselves to death.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      Adonis Adonis footage serving as a weapon of mass sjw destruction? yeah, prolly

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Unless they are fags, then they might just jack off, because wrestling is kinda gay.

                    • Racist, sexist, homophobic, it’d be their dream world. They could just protest and bitch and complain forever

                      We need to make a pay per view called WWE vs SJW

          • bem

            Parkinson’s hurts everyone.

    • jammyjaybird

      Home is good for a quick set of pushups, pullups, or stretches, but nothing sustained.

  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

    So what does a home gym have to do with Russia?

    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      “Home Gym” contains not a single letter we find in the word “Russia”, ergo, it’s a conspiracy and home gyms are clearly meant to divert attention away from the larger, more nefarious issue at hand.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        rampant outbreaks of camel toe at Planet Fitness?

        • UWOTM8

          *gags*

      • Collusion between Russia and homegyms has been documented for decades! Why do you think all these kettlebells started popping up in the US??

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          The Russian plot to infect the west with kettle bells has been confirmed by all 172 intelligence agencies.

          • Jak

            You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about…
            There’s 186 intelligence agencies.

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              Whoops, I forgot to count all 57 states.

              • Jak

                Honest mistake. Happens to the best of us. Just ask our 48th president.

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  Isn’t he the one that pissed all over some Ukrainian whores in a Haitian brothel?

                  • Jak

                    You’re thinking of the 47th.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      No no no, the 47th was the one diddling all those underage boys in the basement of that pizza place.

                    • Jak

                      Weinstein was our 47th President???

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Nah, Weinstein was just showing his wang to chicks… although, to be fair, one of his victims (((allegedly))) was Rose McGowan, who now looks like a dude.

          • Boothe

            It all started with that Pavel Tsatsouline guy with kettle bells and stretching routine. It’s fitness infiltration if ever I saw it. He was turning manly American men into a bunch of soy boys practicing Yoga. It was so the Spetsnaz could strike without warning and face no more resistance than a ballerina brigade. I know it’s true because I read it on the Internet. Huffington Post or maybe Politico IIRC.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            100% of them all agree.

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          all are mic’d up, relaying valuable intel(merkan broads grunting) back to the motherland…

    • dckhead_con_artist

      When did we allow Jims in the home? So gay

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        I blame Hanoi Jane- she started this workout at home crap in the 80s

        • dckhead_con_artist

          What about olivia newton john… she was inspirational in introducing us to pink leggings.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            I don’t care what anyone says otherwise, but in the first Grease movie, when she came out with that painted-on outfit, I nearly bust a nut the first time I saw it, lol. She was one seriously pretty lady in her day.

            • bem

              YES. Made me a slut-chaser at 7 yrs old.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              Her and raquel welsh alone could obsolete porn

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              you should see her daughter

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                The fuck? You can’t post a pic, you fucking commie?

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ
                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  she messed her face up slightly. looked better before the lip job

                  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                    Hey, they still blow the same right?

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      Kisses ?

                  • Jak

                    Yeah, her face is weirding me out. Eyes look lifeless and the smile looks fake.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      She has a face?

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      Yeah, I didn’t even realize she did until he mentioned it.

                    • bem

                      Don’t worry so much – that mug will go through the drywall as easily as any.

                • bem

                  but why the long face

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    She’s sad that her elbows are too pointy, Nancy.

                    • bem

                      as long as they dont pop her boobies

  • jammyjaybird

    Hey anybody know any good salad recipes? lol

    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      Yes, but it involves Russian Dressing, so I’m afraid to share it with you.

      Heh.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        too much soy in russian dressing…its a soycialist plot

        • jammyjaybird

          Try it with vladimir and oil, they go together quite well

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            hmm, this shoulda been more clever than it actually is

            • jammyjaybird

              lol, sometimes you lose patience with finding the right phrasing

              • bem

                I had a professor once say I was ruining good work by rushing it.

                I think she said that, I was heading for my car already..

          • bem
            • Jak

              “Look at my Ritz, my Ritz is amazing.
              Give him a lick… (ooh! it tastes just like raisins!)”

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        Nice.

      • jammyjaybird

        spit take, nice

    • Obnoxious Troll
      • dckhead_con_artist

        I believe him .

        • jammyjaybird

          We should all believe Putin. It’s important to always believe Putin because he speaks the truth and bears the light.

          /sarc

          • Jak

            I’m an equal opportunity distruster. My common stance on someone running for office is the same as in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

            “Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

            • bem

              Dude stole that line from ME.

          • dckhead_con_artist

            He looks sane to me unlike killary

            • bem

              not to mention fit AND Christian….

              • dckhead_con_artist

                He’s even admitted that he’s a russian nationalist . Too bad the women are all gold digging whores .

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  At least they are honest about it

                  • dckhead_con_artist

                    That is so true. Men need to analyze your statement and read it over and over again. Would you rather have a bitch fake loving you or admitting she’s a gold digging whore.? I’ll take the latter

                • Obnoxious Troll

                  AWAGD

          • Obnoxious Troll

            about as silly as saying trump is a treasonous, pussy grabbing, russian puppet, isn’t it?

          • dckhead_con_artist

            I’m guessing you are pro oligarch and banking cartel ?

    • dckhead_con_artist

      You can pickup a lot of tips at the San Francisco bath houses. They will show you secret recipes that are finger licking good.

  • dckhead_con_artist

    I have a weight bench at home with 300 lbs of iron ( i do 3 sets , 15 reps each, 155 lbs) and a pull up/dip station (I do them until i am exhausted ) that I bought from Craigslist for $150 . I do push ups 3 sets of 40 (fists planted) and situps , 3 sets of 120, 4 days per week on nice plush carpet at home. For legs i runaway at lightning speeds from whores I rip off and play soccer . I’ll never be the body builder type or liftophiles some of you guys are but I’m almost as lean as my 15 year old son. Any more talk about male bodies is borderline homosexual.

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      dips are an excellent way to mess up your shoulders

      • dckhead_con_artist

        Does weight matter ? I’m 175, so I’m not pushing up on too much weight .

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          dips are great until they arent.

          • Obnoxious Troll

            the only dips i care about are chocolate

            • Jak

              Yeah, but chocolate dip for your chicken nuggets? Pass.

              • Ever dip a french fry in a Wendy’s frosty? You’re welcome.

                • Jak

                  I have. Didn’t care for it.

                  • BANNED you fucking commie!

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      uh oh- Mod Wars

                    • Jak

                      Eh, it won’t last long. If he bans me, that means his workload is doubled.

                    • FUCK!

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  The only thing I dip French fries in is mayonaise.

                  • bem

                    You French cheese-sniffing, surrender-monkey faggot.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Mayonnaise is good.

                    • Jak

                      But not as a dipping sauce for French fries!

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      pork chops taste GOOD

                    • bem

                      Bacon tastes GOOD

                    • Jak

                      And water is wet. Way to state the obvious, Bem.

                    • bem

                      ugh……we gotta get you up to speed.
                      Go home, say 5 hail-Marys and watch Pulp Fiction twice.

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      and stick a ROY-al with cheese right up your ass!

                    • Lou Skunt

                      Sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I don’t know because I wouldn’t eat the filthy muthafucka.

                  • Jak
                    • bem

                      tzatziki or GTFO

                  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                    vinegar and salt.

                    • bem

                      go back to Jersey

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      thresher/thrasher fries!

                    • Jak

                      I remember the first time I grabbed a handful of vinegar and salt potato chips, thinking they were sour cream and onion. Didn’t even know such a vile combination existed in chip form. Talk about being in for a rude awakening!

                    • bem

                      It was worse than ‘Nam….

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    Dammit, now I’m craving French fries and mayonnaise.

                    • bem

                      it’ll wash down all that jizz.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      NO YOU ARE

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      maybe you are from the south after all

              • bem

                coward….

          • jammyjaybird

            especially when there’s not enough artichoke and you can’t taste the spinach

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              Donnie, shut the fuck up!

    • jammyjaybird

      lean and mean makes a female-crushing machine

      • dckhead_con_artist

        Like a russian bear?

    • If you aren’t obsessed over muscle and shit like that (I do this shit because I love it first and foremost) than what you are doing will keep you in damn good shape for the rest of your life. However, the idea that discussion of male body is homosexual is just another tool being used to keep men from constant improvement.

      One of my favorite analogies is motorcycle driving. When you shift lanes you don’t “steer” to the other lane. You just look at the other lane. With your eyes focused on where you are going the bike will follow. Not sure I said it well, but if you ever rode or currently ride I am sure you will understand.

      The same with physique. Since the start of recorded history men have valued the building and maintenance of the male physique. At some point in the late 20th century all the people who cared about that got called “homos” and 30 years later we have a nation of fatass men.

      Bunch of fat fucks sitting on a sofa eating crap food watching better men play sports calling me a fag because I care about stuff like lats and delts doesn’t scare me a bit.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        Oh trust me. I wrestled since I was a tot and during tournament weigh ins if you were a 1/4 lb over you had to drop your underoos in front of 300 men.I didn’t give a shit because I was determined to wrestle despite how shriveled up my manlihood was in the morning of the tournaments … and if you won on placed in the top 5, after all that ego busting preliminary hurdles , then you were respected .

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        To be fair, I really only called you a fag over that whole manicure/pedicure thing.

        • Obnoxious Troll

          whats the matter? jealous your comments were never featured?

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Wow, you are such a totally obnoxious troll, with all your totally obnoxiousness and and your trolling. Like such an obnoxious troll.

            • Obnoxious Troll

              im true to my name

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                No, dude, if you were true to your name you’d be “Slightly Annoying 11-Year-Old Poser.”

        • mani/pedi is the move. Men who don’t get in on it are fools!

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Just bang a dumpy Asian chick. She’ll be so happy to get some white man sex, she’ll straighten your cuticles up for free.

            • Foot baths were good enough for jesus they are good enough for me.

              It is one of the activities that I truly enjoy doing. It raises your SMV whether you want to believe it or not and it is really relaxing.

              Sack up and go get a mani/pedi

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Now see, the foot bath thing definitely has something going for it. I’ve never been one for going to a strip club and throwing ones at some whore to show me her tits from 15 feet away. But if I could find a place where hot chicks would wash my feet and shampoo my hair, I’d be there twice a week.

                • bem

                  any fool brave enough to wash my dogs is totally worth a Hamilton or two….

                • I’ve never been a strip club guy either (except when I worked at one). But a pedicure, that i’ll plunk some money down for.

      • UnreconstructedConfederate

        Hey, I may be a little heavy but I ain’t got time to sit on the couch watching other men chase balls, thank you….homo.

  • Dustin Hoffman! Now there is an outside the box sex allegation. We need to start a pool

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      I got $100 on that Rachel Maddox dude.

      • need a point system for likely hood. I am going Tom Hanks

        • bem

          Tom CRUISE
          definitely…definitely.Tom…..Tom Cruise….

          • Yeah, but gender?

            • bem

              social construct….

              • I am going to say Tom Cruise, in the conservatory, with the candlestick and a young Scott Baio

                • bem

                  the BEST is any one of those items could be the weapon, location, and/or perpetrator!

        • jammyjaybird

          $100 on Jeremy Piven

          • oooo Piven would be a good one

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              he might be my favorite scumbag. he was starring in a broadway play a few yrs ago, and he missed opening night, claimed he ate too much sushi the might before and got mercury poisoning

              • He ate so much sushi he got mercury poisoning? Who did he have sushi with, Putin?

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  It’s always Putin, man. He was the second shooter on the grassy knoll. He was the real Vegas gunman. He came up with the whole New Coke debacle. He’s evil, man. Really evil

                  • I’ve yet to see a russian with a grassy knoll so fake news

                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  Polonium/Avocado rolls

            • jammyjaybird

              That guy is pretty much Ari Gold. I’m surprised he hasn’t been busted yet for rape — real rape, the club-her-over-the-head blood-on-her-clothing one.

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              I got one: Seth Rogan.

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                nah he is more of Louis CK kinda perv-“mind if I whack off in front of you?”, etc

              • yeah, but that wouldn’t even be fun. Fat guys get famous specifically TO DO this. Now Tom Hanks…that’s some money molestation.

          • bem

            PCU was highly underrated…

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              had more hair at 40 then he did at 19…

              • bem

                me too, just in unexpected places….

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              You would be more correct if you said the opposite.

              • bem

                As would you.

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  YOU ARE

                  • bem

                    you win this round……

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      NO YOU DO

          • Consolation_of_Philosophy

            Good call. No bet.

      • B1k3_Ch41N

        I’ll put my money on Eminem and I;m willing to bet that he’s a massive closeted fudge packer too.

        • Consolation_of_Philosophy

          Hmm… wouldn’t have guessed that one. He’s gross enough that some girls may complain.

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      so he really did seduce Mrs Robinson?

      • or exposed himself to her great grand daughter if you believe the stories

    • We could make bank placing bets on who gets a “me too” allegation.

      • NICE

        • We could make our own cryptocurrency called JitCoin that we can bet on who is next! Im gonna make a fortune!

          • This isn’t like your other get rich quick schemes. This one will get you rich! And quickly!

      • Sir Lee

        #me

      • Consolation_of_Philosophy

        I want to see the list of actresses who serviced Weinstein and got valuable careers for their trouble. JLaw? Emma Watson? Lindsay Lohan?Jessica Alba? Who got a good deal out of it?

        • bem

          This is not personal. This is strictly business. and they’re taking it very personal!

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Hey, listen and believe, you racist motherfucker.

        • Obnoxious Troll

          i wanna watch the videos…

          • Melted Snowflake

            So you wanna see Weinstein’s weiner? Check

        • Totally agree. Before we condemn the man lets take a look at the ROI

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          If he nailed Jessica Alba that might in fact elevate him to hero status in my eyes. And I hate the dude.

        • It isn’t like these whores weren’t up to it anyway……Lindsey Lohan went from white trash long island whore to wealthy hollywood whore for a price she would have paid for a date at a diner

        • Weinstein was quoted, regarding JLAW, “For five years we had her under
          training. Singing lessons; acting lessons, dancing lessons. I spent
          hundreds of thousands of dollars on her. I was gonna make her a big
          star! And let me be even more frank, just to show you that I’m not a
          hard-hearted man, and it’s not all dollars and cents. She was beautiful;
          she was young, she was innocent. She was the greatest piece of ass I
          ever had, and I had’em all over the world!”

          • bem

            I’ve read that a man in his position cannot afford to be made to look reDICulous!

  • 0bsoleteMan

    A real gym typically has the latest and greatest workout equipment, and a wide variety of the same. Plus, there’s a reasonable expectation that such equipment is maintained when you’re not using it.

    Unless you’re super rich you can’t really afford to drop the kind of money needed to get or maintain that stuff.

    • They just have more. I dont use machines, so I really just go for the nice free weights, dumbbells up to 60lbs etc.

      The true reason I decided to go to the gym was I had to lift outside due to having a house with low ceilings. That shit sucks in the winter. When I was doing quick 5×5 sets it was doable. When doing 10 4×20 sets, its a LONG time in the cold.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        I do a mix, machines are quicker to strip weight on, better for how i workout, very slow reps, 5-6 secs a rep…mike mentzer style

      • J.nyx is perfectly content doing 5×5 in the cold. Along I come with my olive oil voice and guinnie charm and say J.Nyx…time to start lifting 2 hours straight.

        • bem

          no way you get that movie – it would make you a star.

        • Dude in the summer, no problem outside. Its shaded and not too bad. Being out in that fucking tundra for 2 hours, plates frozen to the ground and the bar cold as fuck even with gloves on I sad nah, smarter not harder.

          • don’t have to tell me. I think you’re fucking nuts. You will enjoy shedding the bitch mittens and creating natures gloves.

            • Inside a gym? Never wore a glove ever. Outside at 5 am, 14 degrees, yeah im rocking the gloves

    • dckhead_con_artist

      Craigslist . Bam! Baby seal clubbed !

  • Otto von Bismarck

    Currently I am going to the gym. I am a mechanical engineer and I am planning on designing, analizing and manufactureing a squat rack so that I can workout at home. The reason being;

    1) Building something by yourself is a masculine challenge.
    2) No gym with a squat rack in the whole town.
    3) Stupid “fitness instructors” that don’t know jack about strength training.
    4) Gym songs drive me crazy.

    • dckhead_con_artist

      Oh no.. as an engineer I’ve seen what happens when other engineers try to reverse engineer something practical. They over analyze it and make it so complicated that you might as well buy the wal mart version

      • bem
        • Boothe

          And there’s some kind of problem with this?

          • Did you see what happened with Extell’s Crane a couple years back?

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Seems legit to me.

      • Otto von Bismarck

        Don’t worry I have done some basic manufacturing in the past. I am doing this as a challenge so buying is not an option. Thank you for your concerns though.

        • dckhead_con_artist

          I was just joking man. I thinking about building a second story deck that has load sense at the bottom of the wood columns , using expander joints connected to the house with a stainless steel spiral staircase. I will add a sliding sunscreen on top that is light adjusted all for the low cost of $75000

    • Boothe

      Build it so that you can also do bench press, pull-ups and any other exercises you need a spotter for. I have a Keys Fitness power rack that allows me to lift to failure on every conceivable exercise with the barbell and no danger of getting crushed under the weights (I lift alone). There’s been more than a few lifters seriously injured and even killed because they weren’t using safeties. I don’t want to leave a really fit corpse behind with a bar on its throat.

      • Otto von Bismarck

        Thank you for the advice.

        • Boothe

          Just make sure all your welds are sound and use Grade 8 bolts where fasteners are appropriate. Overbuilt is a good thing in this case. 😉

      • That is exactly what I want to leave behind, only not for 40 more years.

        • bem

          Me too, just not my own.

        • Boothe

          Same here. I was thinking that next week was a little premature. My plan is to go out like I came in. Kicking, screaming and covered in someone else’s blood. 😉

    • Obnoxious Troll

      “I am a mechanical engineer and I am planning on designing, analizing and manufactureing a squat rack so that I can workout at home.”

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/65bd471def53009ffb8ce015ded28b362cd707d80ce79abeebd322c65b6be7d2.gif

      • dckhead_con_artist

        That’s about right .

      • bem

        Could double as training for hurdles?

      • So passes Denethor, son of Ecthelion

    • Sorry for the shit quality but I instantly though of this:
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f7cf57126fcd9c0f88559765f199767d354792d46ea5435296aa720d51145ed.jpg

      I kid though, good on you for making your own power rack.

  • Lou Skunt

    I’ve always preferred to workout at a real gym. I’ve had the great pleasure to have trained at some amazing gyms over the years: Ken Norton’s Golds, Milos Sarcev’s Golds and a few other hardcore independent gyms. Unfortunately, you see fewer and fewer of these gyms anymore.

    These days, I do both – home gym and real gym, mostly out of necessity. In the last few years, the two independent gyms near my home have closed, so I picked up a membership at a large commercial gym. It’s a very well equipped gym, but it’s a longer drive and it’s also very busy. I go there on off-hours to avoid the crowds.

    Since no good “hardcore” gyms would be cropping up anytime soon, I made the decision to equip my home, and it’s been great. I found a guy on Craigslist who was rehabbing an apartment complex and he was selling all the gym equipment (good commercial stuff that was barely used). I got the equipment for a fraction of what it would cost new, and he even delivered it to my home.

    I’m actually pretty happy with my current set-up – I have the convenience of working out at home, but I still go to the gym for the sheer love of the iron.

    Oh, one more thing: Don Jynx, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your gym on the day of your workout. May your workout be a masculine workout.

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      remember: its a bad omen if your former workout partner sends you a dumbbell wrapped in wax paper…

      • it’s a meat head message. It means you sleep with the DOMS.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        Every guy who owns a gym looks like Joey Buttafucco

        • that;s not fair,the people on long island who don’t own a gym also look like him

          • dckhead_con_artist

            #metoo

            • bem

              Je Suis Amy.

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Hey, well all know Amy fuccobutta. Yeah, you know what I’m saying.

                • bem

                  Of course you know her. You were neighbors growing up – out onna Eye-lan….

                  • to this day WB

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Yeah, that’s one you WB just to be able to tell the story.

                    • absolutely. (even if that story is played more than stairway to heaven)

                  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                    I dunno, he dips fries in mayo and knows what sweet tea is

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Absolutely no one would confuse my slow southern drawl for a Brooklyn accent, I can gua-ron-tee y’all that.

    • Lou, the 23rd is my sauce party….Got my louis prima, dean martin and the rat pack christmas ready to go, my outfits picked out (sergio tacchnini track suit, wife beater, cornicello necklace and diadorio sneakers for sauce making and later, after that, my slacks with dress shoes and suspenders over wifebeater.

      Got a jug of ernest julio gallo wine which will be poured into a pitcher with some sliced fruit and drank from water glasses

      One buddy is bringing a Panettone and some cookies and canoli from ferraras. Another friend is bringing some prosciutto, capicola (GABAGHOUL) and cheeses.

      Even gonna get a couple loaves of semolina for sauce dipping purposes.

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        If I ever win the lottery, the absolute first thing I will do after I collect my cash is through out every suit, dress shirt, dress shoes and pair of slacks I own, and replace it all with track suits, t-shirts and flip-flops/sneakers. I will put a provision in my will that I must be buried in my fucking pajamas.

      • Lou Skunt

        That’s a beautiful thing! Yes, next Saturday the 23rd, the fun begins. I don’t have an outfit quite like that, but I do have my bathrobe and slippers, and I have the same music list. A live stream of our kitchens would be hilarious!

        • Get the telegram app I’m down. The outfit wound up being like 60 bucks on eBay minus the shoes which I already had

          • Lou Skunt

            I have Telegram on one of my computers, but never used it – my nephew installed it for me and he handles most of my IT stuff. I’ll see if I can get it figured out!…

          • Lou Skunt

            Yo, Homie! As of tonight, I’ve wrapped-up all my business for 2017 and shut things down until Jan 3rd. I installed that Telegram App on 2 more computers and a cell phone, but I don’t have a clue what to do next… let me know if you want to share photos, recipes, etc.

            It looks like we’ll be about 6 people short for Christmas, so I may abbreviate my menu a bit, but I’m still baking my Cheesecake and Biscotti on Saturday, just maybe not the additional sauce. Hope everything’s well!

            • All is well! Glad to hear you’ve wrapped up. We will figure out the telegram thing today.

            • hey lou! what is your telegram handle.

              • Lou Skunt

                it should be @louskunt71

      • Consolation_of_Philosophy

        Now, that’s a party.

    • Consolation_of_Philosophy

      “May your workout be a masculine workout.”

      Ah, Luca. You left us too soon.

  • UWOTM8

    But if you don’t go to a gym, who will ‘mire your gains, man?

    • Jak

      Truth.

    • dckhead_con_artist

      The mirror – the mirror says I’m a badass

  • dckhead_con_artist

    If only Forrest Gump joined a gym then Jenny would have loved him like peas and carrots instead of shooting up heroine with bad boy hippies .

    • bem

      Movie references? Really?

      • I like movies. Ever see the Godfather?

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Is that the one where Will Farrell adopts a small Vietnamese boy and trains him in the ways of kung fu?

          • bem

            Jaws?

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              Nah, that’s the one about the brace-face girl who loves to suck cocks.

              • parent trap?

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  Yes, yes it was.

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              JAWS!

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                I can also remember Bill Murray — at least, I think it was Bill Murray — during a lounge song version of the Star Wars theme song… “Star Wars… nothing but… Star Wars…” So funny.

                • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                  Yeah it was him. I recall it distinctly.

            • dckhead_con_artist

              Jews?

              • bem

                Jawas?

        • bem

          I was stupid, you were lucky – I’ll watch it soon.

          • to be fair, i was also stupid

            • dckhead_con_artist

              Stupid is as stupid does

          • dckhead_con_artist

            Stupid is as stupid does

      • dckhead_con_artist

        Momma always told me Stupid is as stupid does

  • Jim Johnson

    If I were single, I suppose a membership gym would be better. As it is , I can be more consistent doing it at home. I have little excuse to not do a half hour or 45 minuets of stuff

  • Ainigmaris Thales

    “Kansas Dem Andrea Ramsey accused of sexual harassment”

    She looks guilty to me:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/871097953959550978/mzMA4rhz.jpg

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      a “muh mayo n sweet tea” kinda gal?

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        Kansas ain’t in the fucking South.

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          Neither is Secaucus, NJ

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Boy — ah say boy — if you, uh, con-tin-yew to dis-pair-radge my Southern, ah, her-a-tadge… we will be ah settlin’ this matt-tahr at dawn by dool-lin pistals.

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              ya know I HAVE had sweet tea- is the Po’ Folks restaurant still around? giant mason jars of water and sugar, remember that from when I was a kid

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Still around, but I don’t think there are any in my neck of the woods anymore.

            • UnreconstructedConfederate

              I saw video on YouTube the other day of an English voice/acting coach attempting to “teach” people how to speak with a southern accent. It was atrocious, and to think people PAY him for that. Hell, if they come here I’ll teach em to speak southern in no time flat for half what that dipstick charges.

              • Melted Snowflake

                You can fake almost any accent except the Southern one. Have to be from here to talk like us

                • UnreconstructedConfederate

                  God talks like we do.

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    You’re fuckin’ A right He does. Jesus may have been born in Bethlehem, but He was born in a barn in Bethlehem, which makes Him a Southerner, by God Almighty. Can I get an Amen?

                    • Jak

                      Amen!

                    • UnreconstructedConfederate

                      Amen

                  • That’s just to trick people. He may look dumb, but that’s just a disguise. He’s a mastermind in the ways of espionage.

                    • UnreconstructedConfederate

                      You know he’s lying I’ve been living here all my life.

                • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                  faking a Boston accent seems to be impossible for an american(easier for english or irish actors for some reason)

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                There have been some pretty atrociously bad accents done by some famous actors. Dennis Quaid brutally murdered a New Orleans accent in DOA way back in the 80s. And Liam Neeson late-term aborted a Kentucky accent in Next of Kin (an otherwise perfect masterpiece of film).

                • Max Tweeter

                  Neeson was hilarious in that film. His diction was only slightly worse than Adam Baldwin as an East Coast mobster Goombah.

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              i just read it at normie speed in a foghorn leghorn voice

            • bem

              what would be more southern than taking 7-1/2 minutes to read something this long….

            • Max Tweeter

              Also helps to sip on a mint julep while fanning yourself and injecting the phrase: “I do deee–clayy–ahhhhh” at least twice.

              • Jak

                You also need to be sure to say that you’re “feelin tha vapahs” somewhere in the argument as well.

          • Equally as depressing though

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              hey, i knew people right out of college who could rent houses there on the cheap(early 2000s). right by the ferry, then take a bus to midtown. now those houses are marketed as “minutes from Manhattan with magnificent views of the city skyline!”

        • Jak

          Hey, we Southerners are just like everyone else! We dip our French fries in mustard just like the rest of you guys!

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Yeah, too bad you fought on the wrong side of the Late Unpleasantness with the North, you fucking traitor scum-whores.

        • dckhead_con_artist

          Too many pervs and cucks from Kansas

        • everything south of Battery Park or west of the West Side Highway is the south

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            There’s a difference between “south” of you and The South, WB.

            • Yes. South of me is 57th street. The south is what I said above.

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                I much prefer your dual classification: New York and then everything else is Deliverance.

                • Yeah, I think I will stick with that.

  • B1k3_Ch41N
  • Melted Snowflake

    This website sucks. Especially the admins. Cruel, heartless SOBs

    • dckhead_con_artist

      We like it like that

      • Melted Snowflake

        Go bang your 35 year old gf, loser

    • Jak

      Banned. Jk now get in here and join the party.

      • Melted Snowflake

        I’ve been at this party since ROK, bub

        • Jak

          Who you calling “bub”, chief?

          • Melted Snowflake

            Who you calling chief, dude?

            • Jak

              By the way everyone, Melted Snowflake is JumpNJive incognito….

              But don’t tell anyone! SHHHH!

    • Who you calling cruel bro?

      • Jak

        Must be @CynicInChief.
        I’m a catch and since you’re my doppelganger, that means you must be as well, leaving only one admin out of the equation….

  • 0bsoleteMan
    • the premise behind my work at http://www.teamwbfitness.com (cough shameless plug cough cough)

      • Melted Snowflake

        Careful. All your posts will get flagged as spam and you won’t be able to post here anymore

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          No, we just do that to you.

          • Melted Snowflake
            • Ainigmaris Thales

              You got Pabst AIDS.

        • Jak

          “Hey Vinny, is @wbfitness:disqus on the list?”
          “Yeah, he’s on the list.”
          “Ok, thanks. It’s cool, Snowflake. He’s on the list.”

        • already are

          • Melted Snowflake

            Mine get flagged and then disappear

      • Jim Johnson

        I didn’t realize you got it up. Good job

        • Thanks Jim!

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          And now you’re congratulating another man on getting it up. I’m a little worried about you, Jimbo.

  • B1k3_Ch41N
    • Ainigmaris Thales

      That’s gay.

      • Jim Johnson

        Like tossed salad, gayness is an acquired taste

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Oh really, Jim? Have you acquired a taste for gayness? Because acquiring a taste for gayness sounds gay as fuck to me. Fag.

          • Jim Johnson

            I didn’t say I acquired that taste.

      • B1k3_Ch41N

        That’s reason why I posted it hoping one of you Yanks would explain whether this is one of your country’s favourite group activities.

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          You call me a “Yank” again, and I’ll stab you in the neck.

          • AutomaticSlim

            Hahaha. With a pen, right?

  • Murdoc34

    Something just occurred to me. I haven’t walked up to someone at their desk in a professional environment and caught them surfing porn in about fifteen years. Prior to that, it seemed to happen with some regularity.

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      Something just occurred to me, too: it’s not required to post every random thought that pops into your head.

      • Murdoc34

        Very good. Now, just refrain from doing so and that small part of you will be consistent with your belief system.

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          I’m really dying for some French fries and mayonnaise now.

          • cheeseburgercheeseburger

            do they not have seamless delivery in Alabama? thats why you need to move back to new jersey

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              Listen, you can joke about me living in New York or New Jersey or Long Island all day long, but don’t you ever — EVER — even suggest that I’m from fucking Alabama or I’ll fucking kill you.

              • Jak

                I legit thought you WERE from Alabama….

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  I will gut you like a fish. I fucking hate Bama

                  • Jak

                    Then maybe you should move…you know…out of Bama

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      clearly you arent a govt employee

      • Murdoc34

        I did say professional environment..

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          I see proles watching smut in an unprofessional environment- the subway

          • Murdoc34

            Better they merely watch it on the subway than create and film it on the subway.

    • Bart Manson ✓ᵂʰᶦᵗᵉ

      Most corporations have software on the firewall that blocks access to sites like porn or gaming sites.

      • Murdoc34

        Ah, yeah, I suppose a desire to consume porn isn’t a compelling enough reason to learn how to deal with access controls.

  • AutomaticSlim

    leg raises/bicycle crunches/russian twsists/pushups on the floor.
    Deep knee bends, Dips on the kitchen countertop.
    Light weights.
    All in my Apt.
    Not great, but better than nothing.
    Why?
    1) I’m a cheapskate when it comes to most things
    2) No time for gym due to work/commute
    3) Prefer exercising with no one around. Although I do use gyms when staying in hotels.

  • Dominus Antonius

    The only downgrade from a home gym is if you choose a cheap gym with people who aren’t serious about lifting. The gym I went to in the Bronx had a line of 10 people for every machine, and the machine was often occupied by a 300lb welfare silverback on her cell phone talking about God knows what. Tripling my monthly cost and time in commute to go to a real gym was more than worth it. Choose wisely.