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Question about Lifting After Work


#1

So I've been lifting seriously since January using Wendler's 531. I've made great gains and want to continue doing that. Recently, about a month ago, I got a job working at a furniture store. When I work, I am pretty much moving and lifting furniture for at least 5 hours. I was just wondering if it was the best idea to workout right after work, especially legs, since I use them most when moving furniture. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!


#2

just continue lifting like you're doing now man.

will it suck at first? yes
will your lifts go down at first? probably
will you eventually adapt and be fine (and a better man because of it)? most definitely


#3

I agree with mazzic on this one. I recently had to change over to 12hr shifts as a security patrolman. Lots of time stuck in a car, and walking around - pretty much non-stop for 12 hours straight.

I kept up with my training though, and it sucked major ass at first. But, after a couple of weeks, you just get used to it. Your body is crazy at adapting to its environment - I think you will be pleasantly surprised in the long run.


#4

And dont forget to eat more.


#5

Don't sweat it. You're body will adapt. Don't slack off in training just because your tired from work (not saying this is what you'd do). Eat a lot, stay hydrated, and sleep well.


#6

Carbs, gatorade, good night sleep and pushing through the hard phase.

And see the sunny side of it: you won't have to spend sooo much time maintaining mobiity-flexibility as someone who works at a desk for 8+hours.

Good luck