The winner of the May 2021 gym of the month is
Antoine, @barbell.saiyan from Instagram!
Antoine wasn’t about to let shutdowns stop his gainz! Check out his answers to our questionnaire below.
Why did you start your own home gym?
I bought my house in 2019 wanting to build a gym in the garage, but I started woodworking in there instead.
The gyms closing gave me the push I needed to find another spot to lift.
I had goals that I did not reach in the past, and not training was not going to help reaching them. And having a gym in my home office is the best way to do that.
What are your current fitness goals?
Getting strong enough to eventually participate in powerlifting competitions, all while getting an athletic looking shape.
Also, I want to stay healthy to set a good example for my daughters.
What program are you following?
My own custom mix of Upper/Lower and 531, for both powerlifting and hypertrophy (powerbuilding), until I get a good base and start looking for a coach.
What BoS equipment do you own?
What’s next on your wishlist?
What’s your favorite fitness hack?
A tennis ball at the end of a barbell makes a good starting landmine for rowing movements, and a barbell with weights, jammed in the rack makes a perfect feet-holder for nordic ham curls.