Opinions on Squat/Leg day?
- 06-23-2013, 06:37 PM
Opinions on Squat/Leg day?
I started a new full time job last Monday working for a commercial lawn care and landscaping company. 6:30 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday...hard work. I'm a designated weedeater and edger, and like I said, it's commercial. Hospitals, apartment complexes, college campuses, etc.
What're y'all's opinions on doing leg workouts while having a job like mine? I GPS'd one of the apartment jobs and I walked 2 miles in that one job, and it was over 6 miles for the day.
I don't think it'd be good to have sore legs while I'm carrying a weedeater for 12 hours in 90+ degree heat, but that's my opinion.I'm just trying to bring sexy back.
- 06-23-2013, 06:56 PM
ive been an hvac installer/service tech for nearly 15 years and have yet to let my career disrupt my training
06-23-2013, 07:04 PM
06-23-2013, 07:16 PM
I didnt know every strong squatter and thick thighed bodybuilder worked desk jobs. Suck it up and squat. I'll get the crap kicked out of me at work and I'll still deadlift and squat. Welcome to life! The legs are built for endurance. What about people that walk everywhere. maybe they shouldn't train legs in case they have to walk to work in the morning. Walking around could actually help your recovery.
My job deprives me of proper nutrition and sleep sometimes. It doesn't stop me.
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06-23-2013, 07:34 PM
06-23-2013, 07:57 PM
Heck yea, and recovery aids and a electrolyte replacement (Frozen Gatorade or Poweraid 4 work days) to ensure your not in overkill mode and ya should be fine. It worked for me when I was in the same employment.
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06-23-2013, 09:26 PM
06-24-2013, 01:53 PM
The walking and activity is good for recovery. And, you'll adapt. First couple weeks might suck, but you'll adapt.
06-25-2013, 06:31 PM
Yeah, this is my second week and it's pretty rough. Using muscles I've never used lifting weights, like the one in your forearm near the elbow.
To put it in perspective, when I measured on 6/6 my forearm were 11.5" and last night they were 12".
I did do legs Saturday night and they weren't too sore until I had to carry a 20lb back pack blower up and down every set of steps, and curb at a 18 building apartment complex.
Electrolytes: our crews go through roughly 24 gatorades a day (12 man crew, split into 2). I also bring a 3L water jug with 2 scoops BCAA's to work every day and drink on it all day.
Loving the job though, we've landscaped the last 4 days (trimming, raking, mulching, etc) and my back, shoulders, and forearms have had a helluva workout.
I'm just trying to bring sexy back.
06-25-2013, 09:05 PM
Try to add about 1g of salt (which will give you roughly 400mg of sodium) to each liter of water to maintain electrolyte balance if you are on a low salt diet. Otherwise, some salty foods at lunch and snack and you will be fine with electrolytes.
06-26-2013, 01:33 PM
06-27-2013, 12:31 PM
Train legs on a Friday then have a sock in the bath sat and sun ur legs should be ok by Monday for work mate
07-04-2013, 11:14 PM
07-05-2013, 01:56 AM
07-05-2013, 09:10 AM
I did squats and deads yesterday. I'm about to go run 5 miles. I think you will be ok, maybe a little uncomfortable, but fine. Training comes before everything in day to day life.
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