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    WORK versus WORKING OUT

    does anyone have any thoughts on heavy labor and working out on the same day.

    today was BACK DAY but i had to dig a 20' trench 12" deep, it took about 2 hours. i decided not to work out for fear of over training, any thoughts.

    thanx bros.

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    im interested because I work summer construction and some days it kicks my a$$

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    i work construction everyday

    never let it interfer with my work out... i just rest a bit before working out, not sleep but i take it easy for at least an hour... i never over train, i guess i have no fear of it but i dont ever count my work towards my workout

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    there are those days fellas when the suns beating on you all day... and ya just cant work out... i make sure to get 4 days a week at the gym

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    i dont kno if u would over train i guess it depends on how much labor ur doing. i dont usualy have physical labor all day but after working 10-11 hours on my feet all day im worn out and it effects my workout. ill have to sleep for a few hours then go to the gym. i always do squats deads on my days off.

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    Increase your calories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDTR
    Increase your calories.
    True, you're not working the muscles the same way at all. It's a totally different kind of stimuli to respective muscle groups, but your overall glycogen stores will be affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMYL_GR8
    True, you're not working the muscles the same way at all. It's a totally different kind of stimuli to respective muscle groups, but your overall glycogen stores will be affected.
    thats a good piont, carb up and get to cracking!

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    Yes Eat more calories...7 years in the army and it was hard to gain weight... I ate 3 meals a day in the chow hall, then one or two more meals, and 2 or 3 cans of tuna and a few servings of weight gainer...

    rest and calories and you will be fine..

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    I have worked construction 80 plus hours/wk. already and still trained 6 days a week with no problems in gains. Make sure you are eating enough and sleeping as much as you can.

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    Same here, i was pulling 80 hours a week doing construction and still grew, all i did was work/eat/sleep/train, nothing else. I was taking in huge amounts of cals though to gain.

    Quote Originally Posted by BodyMechanic
    I have worked construction 80 plus hours/wk. already and still trained 6 days a week with no problems in gains. Make sure you are eating enough and sleeping as much as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDTR
    Same here, i was pulling 80 hours a week doing construction and still grew, all i did was work/eat/sleep/train, nothing else. I was taking in huge amounts of cals though to gain.
    Yes, i think as long as you can eat enough it will be harder to overtrain. Sometimes a train 14 or 15 days strait, then when i need to rest i do. I do try to keep it to 6 days a week, but sometimes i just have a hard time not going to the gym.

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