I don't go to school so work is all I do and right now I'm working three jobs with day-work on the side from time to time. Some days are straight overload, 18 hour days. I may see up to seven of those a week with 3-4 being the norm. Right now my main source of income is at a job working across the state line so I have to wake up an hour early to make it to work so I wake @ 4 a.m. to be their around 6:10. No video games, no TV. Just the occaisonal T-Nation article. All of my jobs are labor jobs. Right now I work for a man that runs a crew that deals in cactus eradication on open range for raising beef-stock. So I have tools in my hands as the sun is coming up, namely a shovel, which stays in my hand the majority of the day.
DBCooper: read my mind, as soon as I hit "post", I said to myself "you dumbass, just tell him about T-Nation".
I will admit that on the days I have off, or only work part of the day, most of the time I'm too tired mentally/physically to lift. If I really WANTED to, I could, I could squeeze in an hour here and there. But really, apart from being at work. Work is on my mind nearly all day, I constantly think about it, how to make it better, how t be better at my job. I never just show up to work and say "Okay, time to go"
I'm thinking about it since I walk out of the house. Not bragging, it really is kind of a curse. Because in my mind, sometimes it won't shut the fuck up. It makes lifting dificult because I can't focus on it. I have terrible sessions because I'm not focused. But during the summer I am going to MAKE myself turn it off, and learn to have a balance.
As far as his goals are concerned, he is afraid of what to do with his size. Almost all of the other WR weigh less than him, and are quicker, have better feet/hands, better coordinated. So he is focusing on getting faster, learning the game, stronger, leaner (I really don't know why he wants to get much leaner, he seems fine to me, I don't even think getting leaner would have much function. but he stated it as a goal) And he is looking to stay motivated to lift during the summer while he works. We are lifting tomorrow evening after we get done working. For right now I think I will just start with him on his college program and we can do it together, and then when I get back in shape I can pick up where I left off on my own program I built after school. And do my own lifting, then, show up with him to help him with his. He asks for a lot of advice from me on diet, what stuff "works" and doesn't work. What he should do for meals. I really am just going to start doing some basic research then, reccommend my good friend TN and me and him will get to lifting heavy stuff. If schedule works out.