When do you work out? (And is your day job physically taxing?)

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    May 31, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    Stupid, I know, but just answer and hear me out.

    How many times a week do you work out, and how does it fit into your schedule?

    At home or at a gym?

    Does your job leave you physically exhausted, or are you just sitting at a computer all day?

    I'll spare you the boring details about my life.

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    May 31, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    I workout when I feel like it. No set schedule or routine.
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    May 31, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    i do it first thing in the morning before work. it helps that we have a gym at work....so when i'm done, i'm already at the office icon_biggrin.gif

    been in a good routine lately - lifting every other day, and the days between doing football/sports and/or some kind of running. one day of rest.
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    May 31, 2013 1:44 AM GMT
    willular saidi do it first thing in the morning before work. it helps that we have a gym at work....so when i'm done, i'm already at the office icon_biggrin.gif



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    May 31, 2013 1:49 AM GMT
    I just do push ups and sit ups at my house whenever I'm bored.
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    May 31, 2013 1:53 AM GMT
    Morning times and evenings


    Seven days a week

    @Walking

    @Push Ups

    @Sit Ups

    @Squats

    @Weights

    @Jogging

    @Kickboxing/Boxing

  • Rhi_Bran

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    May 31, 2013 1:58 AM GMT
    After work.
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    May 31, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    Yes, my day job is taxing.
    As everyone says at the gym, if you work out after your job, you have to go straight to the gym. Once you go home, it's over.
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    May 31, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    I go to the gym after work. Sometimes right after, other times I'll do yard work to make use of the daylight hours and go at dusk.

    I'm not a morning person at all, so going before work has never been a viable option. I have tried though, but it after about day two I'm hitting the snooze button and skipping.
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    May 31, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    I used to go to the gym between 12 PM and 2 PM. This was also when I chose my own hours or didn't have a job.

    NOW I go after work which means I'm there between 6-7PM. And yes - it's taxing. I can't take a energy boost since as of late I've been VERY anxious. Especially since the mediocrity of my job is literally crushing every inch of my soul....not really because it's physically demanding in the slightest.
  • Apparition

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    May 31, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
    yes my job is physically demanding, which sucks. i should be doing graphic design.

    I bike 7km to work and 8km back (avoiding a hill).

    I play squash for 3 hours on wednesday so i can look at hot naked boys at the university.

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    May 31, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    I workout in the morning, shower in the gym, then go straight to work. My job is not physically taxing at all. I work in a lab, so I'm either sitting at my desk or just standing at my lab bench.
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    May 31, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    Usually I do it sometime after work, between 6-7. I would love to go before work but struggle waking up that early. I workout at home for about 45 minutes, plus go for a 1-2 mile run. Go 3 days then day off for both a workout and a run, staggering them so I am at least doing one every day. Job isn't taxing. Requires me to sit for long hours
  • HottJoe

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    May 31, 2013 4:10 AM GMT
    While brushing my teeth, or waiting for food to cook.

    My job is more mentally taxing.
  • killercliche

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    May 31, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    I work nights.

    I used to go to the gym superlate after work, so 12am-2am. Was always a grind.

    Since I moved my gym to before work I am able to go every day and I am much more focused and in a happier disposition all around.
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    May 31, 2013 10:36 AM GMT
    Early morning before work, before my partner is up. We have a home gym so it's convenient.
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    May 31, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    I'm at a desk most of the day but try to get out during lunch to run as often as I can.

    Go to the gym right after work though just about every day. I find if it's part of my daily routine, it always gets done.
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    May 31, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    Lifting late night 9:30-11 when the gym closes

    Cardio (walking/bike/running intervals) right after work.

    I'm useless in the morning and my job is not physically strenuous but can be mentally/emotionally draining. Getting outside helps clear my head.
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    May 31, 2013 3:02 PM GMT
    I have a flexible schedule.

    I try for mornings but am not always able.

    Best for me would be noon-2 for peak energy levels but am not always able.

    Often I wind up training around 3-6pm which is going to be a problem this summer since my gym has large west-facing windows and like many gyms, they're stingy with a/c and claim they're unable to adjust the thermostat.

    If I absolutely have to I'll train at night but even now anytime after 8pm is pretty rough on me.
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    May 31, 2013 3:07 PM GMT
    I do a desk job from my boss's home - the office is on the 4th floor so there's a lot of running up and down stairs all day.

    I work 3 days a week and I always walk to/from work, which is a fast-paced 45min walk each way up/down hills. I don't drive, and so walk or cycle almost everywhere.

    I do a rotation of push-ups, crunches, leg lifts, etc. at home. 4/5 days a week.

    I cycle recreationally in good weather.

    I perform a very energetic live music show which is a hard 1hr physical and mental work out about once a fortnight.
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    May 31, 2013 4:06 PM GMT
    I work out in the evenings...

    I typically get home around 5PM, take my pre-workout supplement, wait about 30 mins for it to start 'tingling me'; then hit it hard for about an hour. Work out pretty nicely.
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    May 31, 2013 4:47 PM GMT
    5 days a week, early in the morning (start between 6:00-7:00 AM) at a gym.

    Usually it energizes me for the day.
  • kiwi_nomad

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    Jun 01, 2013 1:04 AM GMT
    depending what hours I'm doing at work I would go first thing say 6-7am about 1/4 of the time and after work 7-8pm the rest of the time, excluding weekends which I just go whenever I feel like it. I do prefer to go early mornings as the gym is quieter and I feel more motivated during the day, and if I go later at night I often have difficulty getting a decent sleep that night due to drinking so much water while working out.

    My job is a desk/office job but I'm often on my feet between the three floors of our business. I force myself to use the stairs instead of the lift because it often makes me dizzy (for some strange reason, no other lift does that to me).
  • Lincsbear

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    Jun 01, 2013 1:05 AM GMT
    Three to five times a week, usually after work, but if not, then always later in the day as I`m something of a night owl.