Bodybuilding While Working Full Time
Bodybuilding While Working Full TimeZach BashoreSeptember
28, 2005Many of us don`t have the luxury of being
able to focus all of our attention on bodybuilding.
Unless your getting paid by a sponsor or making
some serious cash doing bodybuilding shows, you
almost have to have a stable job to afford the
necessities that are needed to having a good body.
Assuming most of us work the typical eight hour
job, how do we achieve balance between work, bodybuilding,
and all the other things we deal with on a daily
basis. This article was written for the bodybuilders
who want to bodybuild as well as work a full time
job.When we come home from work, most of us feel
to tired to even cook dinner, let alone exercise.
Not only do we have to motivate ourselves to put
down the remote and hop on the treadmill, but
we also have to sacrafice some things for the
sake of bodybuilding. We have to develop a balance
between our jobs, bodybuilding, family, and our
Who wouldn`t rather go to a club with a group
of friends instead of going to the gym putting
yourself through an hour of torture? This is when
dedication becomes very important.When we bodybuild
we already create a bit of discipline for ourselves
so making sacrafices is just a part of the game.
It`s going to become tougher to maintain that
discipline when working a job full time because
of all the added stress a job can do to you.
have to be able to persevere through all the obstacles.
Once you do that, you will feel on top of the
world once you achieve your fitness goals. Just
don`t get cocky and have to restart the process
all over again. Set yourself up with a goal to
improve on the goal you just met and never become
satisfied.So how can you accomplish any of your
fitness goals when your locked up a job eight
to ten hours a day? It`s very simple!
Get organized. Write down everything you can
do to achieve your goals. You also need to write
down everything that gets in your way of achieving
those goals and always look for a way forward.
If your job is manual labor where it is physically
demanding then you should consider work as part
of your training routine. That way you kill two
birds with one stone so to speak. Find out how
many calories you`ve burnt throughout the day
working and replenish your glycogen stores during
and after work.
Then you can exercise some of the muscle groups
you didn`t hit at work and you will feel good
about yourself for making an attempt to better
yourself.You are going to have days where you
feel overworked, stressed, and feel that everything
in the world is coming down on you. These are
the days when you should treat yourself to something
out of the ordinary like a cheat meal or consider
going out to the club with a group of friends.
Just keep everything in moderation.