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musclewannabe 01-03-2012 01:46 PM

How do you find the time?
I have a sales job and am constantly busy with that. I just do not seem to have the time. How can I make time in my busy day to make it work for me?

BendtheBar 01-03-2012 02:00 PM

There is a big misconception that lifting requires 5 days of training per week. You can make great progress in as little as 2 days of training per week. Check out this thread:

2 workouts per week can take you quite a long way.

Off Road 01-03-2012 02:08 PM

If time is really crunched, I can squeeze in a pretty good workout in less than a half an hour. Just get in and do a couple of lifts that really count.

5kgLifter 01-03-2012 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by musclewannabe (Post 203680)
I have a sales job and am constantly busy with that. I just do not seem to have the time. How can I make time in my busy day to make it work for me?

It will also depend on where you workout; if you're able to workout at home (if you have the space and the self-motivation etc), then you cut down considerably on commuting time that would otherwise be spent going to and from a gym.

Shadowschmadow 01-03-2012 02:13 PM

Steve brings up a good point. But in addition to that, we make time. Lifting weights, being healthy, eating healthy, etc. - there's nothing convenient about it. That's why everyone is fat, lazy and out of shape; junk food and sitting on your ass is convenient.

If there's anything I've learned from watching other people, and even myself, make excuses about why they cannot work out... Its that we pretend to be busier than we really are. And when we're not busy we make excuses as to why we don't want to do what we need to.

Shadowschmadow 01-03-2012 02:16 PM

Nothing in life worth while comes easy....

bruteforce 01-03-2012 02:27 PM

Getting started, 30-45 minutes a day, 2-3 days a week is plenty. Put 1 day during the weekend, and you've got 30 minutes during the work week to find. I know its not always that simple, but being healthy is important. With all the hours we give to our employers, out friends, our families, take a few each week to give to yourself. It will improve your time with the others.

angie828 01-03-2012 02:33 PM

Could you start work earlier than you do now? Or can you go to the gym in the morning before work? There are always ways to work around being busy.

bamazav 01-03-2012 02:35 PM

My perspective. You will find a way to do what you really want to do. I am on call 24/7 but I do not work 24/7 and neither does anyone else in this thread. My advise. Sit down with a daily calendar and map out a typical day. I am willing to guess that, like most of us, you have a lot more free time than you realize, it just gets swallowed up by such important things as GF(or wife and family), TV,video games, eating, sleeping or hanging out. EVERYONE, I have done this exercise with has found at least on hour a day of time they didn't realize they had because they had it filled with non-essential busyness. You want to train and build muscles? MAKE THE TIME.

off soap box, return to your regularly scheduled forum threads.

Fazc 01-03-2012 02:37 PM

I know a top level powerlifter from the UK who trains twice a week. As Btb said it doesn't require a massive time commitment if you don't want it to. Exercise is very strong medicine.

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