I recently began daily physical work. At the end of the day, I have no energy left to go to the gym; I just want to sit down and relax the rest of the evening. How do people do it? Do they work out in the morning so that they're always fresh? Is going to the gym even necessary to maintain physical health if I am working with my body for 8 hours every day? I wouldn't expect a farmer to need to lift weights to stay in shape; he gets enough from his job, right?
05-27-2010, 05:17 PM #1
Working out with a physically demanding job
05-27-2010, 05:21 PM #2
05-27-2010, 05:23 PM #3
I wouldn't expect a farmer to need to lift weights to stay in shape; he gets enough from his job, right?
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05-27-2010, 05:38 PM #4
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05-27-2010, 05:57 PM #7
just do it
Some of my best workouts have come after a hard day at work (construction), but you have to do it to find that out for yourself.
PS. funny picture on the farmer
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05-27-2010, 07:18 PM #10
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Yes, going to the gym is necessary, unless you want to feel like crap. I used to just go home, take a shower and drink a beer on the couch. I was also tired all the time and had constant back pain. Physical work exploits your body's weaknesses, promotes bad posture.
I suppose mornings are an option, but I hate mornings. That's why I get up at 7:15 for an 8:00 job, then go to the gym in the evening.... Don't give in, you would regret it
05-30-2010, 01:32 AM #11
05-30-2010, 10:12 AM #12
With that said, as soon as I get home, I have a light snack (2 egg omelet, 2 hamburger patties) and go straight to the gym. You will feel great 5 minutes into your workout.
Another benefit is that you will not be getting that feeling to take an afternoon nap even post workout, so you can enjoy your night.
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