Home workouts

July 24, 2009

I have read a lot about working out in your own home recently, and I have to say that I am concerned about this new trend.

Working out was only invented in 1969, around the same time that gyms were. Clearly it is unsafe to workout in a home environment as it is simply not designed to occur outside the carefully planned weight room.

I believe we should follow the behaviour patterns of our ancestors, and clearly, Neanderthals did not work out. Most companies which invent weight lifting equipment such as Weider and Nautilus were only invented in the late 20th century, so it is clearly impossible that anyone before this time could have performed a workout.

Apart from that fact, take the efficiency of the movements; do you really think that using objects such as tinned food, rocks or pales of water can be as effective as a Smith machine? Of course not. A smith machine is designed to get you huge. A Rock is designed to just sit there.

Another factor is safety. The gym is full of highly trained people ready to assist you if you need help, whereas at home there are no safety nets or fallbacks. If you screw up, you’re literally dead.

Of course, working out at home is cheap, convenient and effective, but that doesn’t mean we should actually do it, just because a load of web sites rave on about it. Be wary of what you read on the internet, there are plenty of nuts out there

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