If you love lifting so much, why not just get a physically demanding job, and get paid for it?
Why the gym and wasted energy?
Isn't the idea of going to a specific place and paying entry just to have access to a bunch of heavy things a bit absurd?
because my desk job is more secure, gives me more money, and doesn't require additional training/certifications.
I'm better off at the desk job and lifting afterwards. It's all about time and money management.
I have a physically demanding job and I go straight there after I finish at the gym. I dont count work as any kind of lifting since its something I have to do whereas the gym is somewhere I want to be.
Being a severely depressed manchild without a valuable skill and the drive to acquire one is a full-time job.
I actually have a great alternative to the gym, if any of you guys are around in New York, I'll let the first 100 of you join free. The basic idea is that you use natural methods of lifting, ie: basically just lifting and moving heavy objects the way humans used and were meant to, the only easy way to exercise every muscle in the human body. We'll have a house filled with props and you guys will move them as quickly as possible into the trucks, another group will move them back in. You'll get the results you've always wanted in a matter of days
framing carpenter here, i have the job you're basically describing.
it isn't enough, even if you lift things as heavy as possible and carry them around all day long, you get used to it in a few months, there's no way to progress as efficiently as it is in the gym
however doing fun stuff like farmers walks and strongman style stuff with heavy kettlebells and axels/tires is more of what you're thinking about and has a lot of benefits
Because I'll make bank after I finish my law degree and a few years later either land some cushy legal consul job at an international company or enter academia
I lift to better myself but that's only one aspect, I also want to better myself intellectually and in regards to status (superficial but sadly that's the world we live in)
I run a small business where I rarely have to deal with other people. If I do, its usually 3x and only for a minute. I pretty much workout at work while watching movies and occasionally have to answer a phone. I have my best workouts at work because there are no distractions. Best part is there is a thick metal bar that I use for pull-ups that faces the tv.
I also used to work at a stone yard where everybody smoked weed in our secret area. It was awesome, and I even had a little workout area that I would use. Pretty much worked out and read a ton of books. We would ride our fork lifts to the smoke area and smoke bowls and pass the pipe while on the forklift. Work required moving and stacking rocks or loading 50lb bags of sand into peoples cars. Loved it.
The show 'COPS' always has Tacoma in it lol. Tacoma does suck compared to Seattle. Fuck Portland and the whole boring state of Oregon though. Everything cool about Portland is shit they copied from Seattle.
As an apprentice mechanic my starting salary is $16/hour.
If I get fired I get 6 months pay.
My overtime pay is 50% extra per hour for the first two hours, 100% following hours. 200% on Sundays.
Stop being a snob
It is dull and unfufilling work
I want to make a decent salary
My coworkers would be highschool dropouts, drug addicts, illegal immigrants, and felons
My joints would be fucked by the time I turned 40
With my current job as an engineer, 40 bucks a month for a gym membership is a pittance
There is a huge difference between spending an hour at the gym 4 or 5 times a week and spending 40+ hours every week doing manual labor you fucking dummy
>If you love lifting so much, why not just get a physically demanding job, and get paid for it?
That's a remarkably stupid question.
Manual labor jobs pay very poorly, why would I ignore my skillsets that make me much better money?
>If you love lifting so much, why not just get a physically demanding job, and get paid for it? Why the gym and wasted energy?
Because lifting is a fashion choice. Gyms are trendy, lower class physical work isn't.
And yes, that means everyone who goes to the gym and does internet workouts is a hipster kid. Every single one.
Well, I enjoy going to the gym to pick up heavy things. Doing it for money (and typically pretty shitty money for most physical labor jobs) would turn it into a chore. Better to just keep it something I can do on my own time and schedule to relax
Key word in anons post was "apprentice", Give him 4 years experience and he'll be making bank off of those soccer moms and college grads who don't have a clue how to work on their own shit. And the kicker? He won't have a mountain of credit crippling student loans following him into his 30s
There's a gym in my office building for us to use for free, because healthy workers = less sick days.
I usually go there when I finish work, but if things are slow in the office I take an hour or so off to go down there.
Fucking love that gym. 3 power cages, and they're always free. 95% of the people who use the gym regularly do it to lose weight, so the treadmills and stationary bikes are the only things that are sometimes taken.
>equivalent of what I was making right out of college
Good one, m8
do concrete, make 45k a year get 4 month paid vacation through seasonal layoff.
drawbacks are mostly that you work with some pretty big peices of shit sometimes depending on your crew. If you are smart you can avoid long term injuries
the movement and lifting in physical labor jobs is often just awkward bending and twisting shit that doesn't even get you buff it just fucks up your joints.
> also lifting for 8+ hours is no bueno
> also getting treated like a slave is no bueno
> also working with hicks who can barely spell their own name is no bueno
I've done physical labor jobs, usually they suck dick. They could be good if the bosses were respectable and the coworkers had brains, but that is almost never the case.