Combining a training plan with a physical job

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    Combining a training plan with a physical job

    I'm trying to create a weekly plan for myself in the vein of the Knight or Gladiator plans here: https://darebee.com/training-plans.html

    However, I also work a very physical job 3 times a week and Saturdays and Sundays are so exhausting that I have a hard time working out after.

    Should I be planning around my physical job when constructing a plan? Or am I just being a pansy?

    Thanks.

    #2
    erinlaurasy there are a few things to consider first. How fit are you? Have you been working out long? What is your nutrition like?
    So if you are new to working out then consider not exercising on your work days (for now) and as your fitness gets better then consider adding exercise to the days you work. Alternatively if you are of an intermediate exercise level (6 - 12 months) consider getting up earlier in the morning to exercise, for example if your work is a 9 - 5 job then wake up at 7.30 to do 30 - 45 workout but be sure to leave enough time for cleaning yourself up after.

    Hope this helps and good luck.

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      #3
      I'd suggest using your three work days as 'rest days' or perhaps three work days + 1 day off as a rest day (so only work out three or four days a week). In a few weeks or a few months - you can look at incorporating casual training (walking, jogging, fitting in a few push ups/sit ups/etc around your schedule) before or after your work hours and then maybe graduate to working out five, six days a week in time.

      It's better to do what is sustainable for you. If working out three or four days a week at first is what is needed for that, then that's still doing a lot better than not doing anything and not making any progress just because there are some days where you can't get it done because of your schedule.

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        #4
        erinlaurasy welcome to the hive, with regards to your question I agree with everyone else take baby steps at first and don’t train on your work days, my work schedule is hard too work around I get up at 5:40am where I start work at 7:30am4 days a week, I do about 45mins of training and that has worked for me, hopefu

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