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Old 01-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #11
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Im just gonna say this. I worked two jobs at once for a time. Uabout half they tme they would take up anywhere from 14-17hours of my day...and i still found time to train.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #12
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I also work alot and having alot of other things going on, I do make time to lift or exercise atleast 4 days a week, preferably, more. If I am able to lift and progress, I feel much better in all areas of life and Iam much happier and more effective. The iron gives me energy to suceed.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #13
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The difficult and simple truth is that people have time for what they want to have time for. For me, training is just like working (which is one of the reasons I prefer to train on work days). If I have to work, I train. I will often be a tad bit late for work to get my training in on some days.

As Swede said, it sets the foundation for everything else I do. You have to take care of yourself and function as close to 100% as possible, in order to be able to take care of and give to others.
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I also work alot and having alot of other things going on, I do make time to lift or exercise atleast 4 days a week, preferably, more. If I am able to lift and progress, I feel much better in all areas of life and Iam much happier and more effective. The iron gives me energy to suceed.
No disrespect to Swede or anyone else, but if you need anything beyond your own desire to lift heavy stuff regularly, then you're in the wrong sport and you need to find your outlet somwhere else.
Now, if you are actually into lifting heavy stuff and you despair about "time" to lift. I think that usually means you love to dabble at lifting heavy stuff and yet you want to be monster strong.
Well, doesn't work like that. Commit. For years at least. Maybe decades. And you will shock yourself, and everyone around you who hasn't seen you in a few years.

The iron tantalizes you as it does us all, but until you commit you are wasting your time.

Just saying.
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That sums it up. My wife claims she never has time. the first question I ask is...

How much TV do you watch a week?

Most of us probably watch at least 15 hours a week. If you can't find the time to drop 1/3rd of that then you want your TV more than you want to exercise. It's not rocket surgery.

I personally save my TV time for the weekends. In this day and age of TiVo, Hulu and On Demand, I can pretty much watch what I want, when i want to watch it.
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Upon reflection, I apolgize for the tone of my previous comment. It could be construed as insulting and that was not my intention. I am sorry about that.

My intention was to say if you really want to reach your goals (bigger? Stronger? Other?) than you need to make the time or you will not reach them, certainly not very quickly. I assumed your question was based on the idea that you want something, but don't seem to be trying very hard to find the time to make it happen. That assumption is insulting. Again I'm sorry.

However, you may literally be asking something more along the lines of "I don't have the abilty to do most of the workouts I am seeing online because I do not have the ability to workout as often as they call for, but I still want to try and reach my goals to the best of my ability so what do I do?"

If that's the case, then you just have to what you can do. I remember reading an article about Arnold where he said something about his life being so crazy, he barely had time to train anymore, so he just did as much as he could in whatever time he could squeeze out. If it was only one day a week running stairs and doing pushups in a hotel somewhere, then that's all he did.

I believe anyone can find the time to do some pushups and body squats, etc. But, even if you truly can only workout once a week, then so be it. Look around for some bodyweight routines, stuff you can do anywhere with no equipment. If you can only hit a gym once a week for an hour, then look for a fullbody routine that hits the all major muscles. Etc.

Every step in the right direction is one step further from where you are now.

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We were talking earlier in the post farming thread about the impact of organization. In the military every detail of my daily life was defined...when I slept, when I ate, how much I exercised. When I left the service I gained weight and stropped exercising as much.

I think what this tells us is that we need to make a plan and allow for no leeway. Find 2 hours a week to workout, and workout. If it's viewed as an option it will become an option.

Easier said than done, I know...but having a defined time to lift is much better than saying I will lift twice this week.
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I do 2 days a week after work. Right after work. This way I know I will be able to squeeze it in.
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