I started this blog intending to use it as a platform for whatever random topics crossed my mind. It didn’t take long before I realized that I wasn’t interested in that level of self aggrandizement. I am proud that I know what self aggrandizement means however.
Going forward, Garage Gym Life’s fundamental purpose is to help you achieve your exercise, strength and physique goals right where you live. All over the world, men and women regularly put the outside world on the backburner and go downstairs to their basement, out to their garage, into their backyard or across the yard to their shed or barn to sculpt themselves into the image of their ideal of strength and health. Their methods are many; their goals are diverse. Our passion is undeniable but our knowledge is often limited.
When I began following the garage gym lifestyle, I had no idea how to go about finding equipment or resources to make it possible. Today, there’s a ton of information out there which creates a different problem. Deciding what’s useful and what should be cast aside.
I don’t know everything, far from it. So I won’t do all of the writing. I have experts, most of whom train in a garage environment at least part of the time, who have agreed to help me with posts. We’ll talk nutrition, motivation, programs we’ve tried and of course equipment. That includes where to buy stuff you need and/or how to make it (even if you’re not necessarily handy). Most importantly, we won’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter if you train on the latest pieces from Rogue Fitness or on hardware that you built yourself out of spare parts from someone’s junk pile. If you do P90X, CrossFit, Strongman, Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Bar Athletics, Calisthenics, Highland Games, Grip Competition or any other part of the Iron Game you’re welcome at Garage Gym Life.
Look around, subscribe and get comfortable. Your house, your rules! –John Greaves III, editor/lead blogger