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Workout before or after work preference
« on: March 31, 2013, 09:36:04 pm »
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For those that work, do you prefer your workout before or after work?  I recently started a full time summer job, which entails standing on feet the whole 8 hours and general stocking merchandise. Didnt think it would be too bad or interfere with workouts. I planned a workout today after work, but I was completely drained. I had No motivation to lift at all. I'm thinking of switching to early morning workouts instead..

Any advice or opinions to help combat this?
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Re: Workout before or after work preference
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 09:46:36 pm »
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workout before a manual job is all right.

just keep in mind that fatigued muscles + lots or repetitive lifting (stocking mechandise in your case), is a good combo for tearing or straining ligaments/tendons.
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Re: Workout before or after work preference
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 05:47:50 am »
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I work on a production line full-time so I stand up for 10 hours every day 5 days a week and start at 4:30 am so I'm forced to workout in the afternoon/evening. If I started work later though I'd defs work out before going to work but training after work is ok as long as I go home and eat or just relax for a couple of hours first. I wish I could get a job in an office.
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Re: Workout before or after work preference
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 08:47:54 pm »
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I work on a production line full-time so I stand up for 10 hours every day 5 days a week and start at 4:30 am so I'm forced to workout in the afternoon/evening. If I started work later though I'd defs work out before going to work but training after work is ok as long as I go home and eat or just relax for a couple of hours first. I wish I could get a job in an office.

Dang I feel ya bro, that sounds hard to get used to..

I worked out this morning before work.. Definitely better than waiting till after work, so I guess I'm goin to switch to morning workouts.
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windmill consistently/ touch top of the square consistently



weight= 193
height= 6'3 1/2
highest touch= top of the square, which is 11'4

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Re: Workout before or after work preference
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 11:40:43 pm »
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Well I sit down all day and over the last 12 months have trained at pretty much every available time.

Used to train after kids were in bed and all my shit was organised. This ended up being 9.30 odd at night. Not too bad if you'd had a good day but just crap to get motivated for if you're tired already.

These days I alternate between mornings (most often) and lunch time (did that one today) but have to say I prefer mornings actually. Just so that everything is out of the way early on and I can get on with the rest of the day without having to worry about it later.
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Re: Workout before or after work preference
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 07:49:55 pm »
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Well I sit down all day and over the last 12 months have trained at pretty much every available time.

Used to train after kids were in bed and all my shit was organised. This ended up being 9.30 odd at night. Not too bad if you'd had a good day but just crap to get motivated for if you're tired already.

These days I alternate between mornings (most often) and lunch time (did that one today) but have to say I prefer mornings actually. Just so that everything is out of the way early on and I can get on with the rest of the day without having to worry about it later.

Around lunch time is when I prefer to train, but I can't do anything even with a hour lunch break. It would be no time for me unless there was a gym walking distance from the store or I worked 2nd shift.  I think morning has more benefits than negatives as long there is enough sleep. Working 12 hours every day would probably be the hardest to get used too.

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windmill consistently/ touch top of the square consistently



weight= 193
height= 6'3 1/2
highest touch= top of the square, which is 11'4

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Re: Workout before or after work preference
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 09:50:07 pm »
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Well I sit down all day and over the last 12 months have trained at pretty much every available time.

Used to train after kids were in bed and all my shit was organised. This ended up being 9.30 odd at night. Not too bad if you'd had a good day but just crap to get motivated for if you're tired already.

These days I alternate between mornings (most often) and lunch time (did that one today) but have to say I prefer mornings actually. Just so that everything is out of the way early on and I can get on with the rest of the day without having to worry about it later.

Around lunch time is when I prefer to train, but I can't do anything even with a hour lunch break. It would be no time for me unless there was a gym walking distance from the store or I worked 2nd shift.  I think morning has more benefits than negatives as long there is enough sleep. Working 12 hours every day would probably be the hardest to get used too.

Yeah my gym is a 90 second drive away. It's still a rush to get everything done as I need to be back in a suit by the end of the hour but not too bad sometimes.
I prefer the morning at the moment. It takes me 45 mins to drive to the gym near work so I get time to wake up. Then it's all done and I can focus on my day.

Yeah long days are shit enough by themselves let alone being on your feet all day.
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Re: Workout before or after work preference
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 10:23:04 am »
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I dont have a fulltime job but damn i cod never lift in the morning. Wayyy too stiff. In highschool i had bball practice 6:30 - 8:15am 5x/wk and i kinda enjoyed that once i shook the rust off, but couldnt picture moving heavy weights.

So i definitely prefer after class/work
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