Just got a construction job, how do I make sure I don't ruin my body and how do I develop some strength doing it?

Just got a construction job, how do I make sure I don't ruin my body and how do I develop some strength doing it?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anavar only cycles.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Taking drugs
      Couldn't be me.

      for once ss and gmad is the actual answer

      I want to "train" at work so I don't need to go to gym afterwards.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Construction, like any other manual labor job, is mostly about endurance. There's some heavy shit once in a while, but think about it, the job is dominated by 5'2" Latinos - most everything you handle is going to babbyweight or handled by machines. You'll be on your feet all day, yeah, but you'll be used to that in a month. Treat the job as a calorie burner, for which it'll be great, but you won't get jacked without supplemental workouts.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Couldn't be me.
        Have fun with your normal counts of myonuclei, pussy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I want to "train" at work so I don't need to go to gym afterwards.
        nah not gonna happen. if you arent fit to begin with you wont last

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for once ss and gmad is the actual answer

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man these guys are ugly af
    They should have robots do construction

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What kind of construction? Depending on the field it's not all that physically demanding. You might be on your feet all day, but that really shouldn't be exhausting for anyone. The fat guy in your pic is proof enough that it's not that demanding.. I worked construction for a few years and was still hitting the gym every day after work, construction does not give you the workout you think it will.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll be a grunt at an old building renovation project.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >renovation
        Hardest parts of that are carting around debris and sheet rock and stuff. I did all that as a weak collegecel.
        Just don't fall down stairs or something.
        Eat a bit more so you don't lose muscle, or don't if you want to lose fat.
        Construction boomers are all fat and injured because they're the same as normies and don't do anything good for their body.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >carting around debris
          That I expect to do a lot.

          >sheet rock
          That's not used there, it's mostly renovating huge stone walls and facades.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        be anal about:
        1) not breathing in dust
        2) not getting dust/debris in your eyes
        3) not getting your hands dirty and touching your face
        4) removing as much dust from your body/clothes as possible before leaving the jobsite

        old buildings have a bunch of legacy chemicals in them that you do not want inside your body. Don't let boomers try and talk down your concern for your own safety either, just look at them and their health problems to see how that ends up.
        >t. former painter of 15 years

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'll be working outside which helps but yes I'm worried about dust because I'm a rooner and don't want to ruin my lungs.
          >Chemicals
          Not a concern because the building itself predates that kek.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Important

          stretch before and after work, lift with your hips not your back, don't take drugs, avoid fast food, limit your alcohol to the weekends. most importantly, have a plan to get out as soon as possible.

          Smart

          I would also add- make sure to use good form for your movements at work the same way you do excerisizes at the gym. Many hurting tradesmen are that way simply due to not caring about their posture or ergonomics (I say that but also hurt my shoulder recently wrenching at a wierd angle lol)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          God bless

          https://i.imgur.com/BGcpR0g.jpeg

          Just got a construction job, how do I make sure I don't ruin my body and how do I develop some strength doing it?

          Please sleep a lot op

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >old buildings have a bunch of legacy chemicals in them that you do not want inside your body. Don't let boomers try and talk down your concern for your own safety either, just look at them and their health problems to see how that ends up.
          It seems a lot of construction workers have this mentality where they dont care about safety regulations because they are to tough and manly for it. Its a really bad mentality, do not fall for that shit.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Apply to be a construction inspector after a year of experience so you don't actually have to work hard.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Manual labour is just weighted cardio. It just tires you out.
    The guys that develop injuries either get it suddenly from falling off scaffolding or bashing their head into a beam. The back pain and stuff is just from being weak and lifting wrong all the time.
    If you can deadlift 1 plate you can do all the physical labour you need to, but if you can deadlift 4 plates, your workload doesn't actually increase but it becomes way easier and doesn't actually lead to back pain developing.
    Just treat your job as a job, you still need to go to the gym.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Giddy

    Quit

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not gonna happen. You have until 25 when you notice your body being destroyed and everything past the age of 30 becomes a permanent damaged part.
    >t. Former trade cuck
    Don't fall for the memes

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same here
    My second week of work and this morning I drilled a frickin hole in my finger fastening some metal shit together when it slipped off cause I was reached out too far. Was a site I wasnt even supposed to be on so I wasnt oriented or signed in or anything, just had to help someone quick. Finger was pouring blood so I had to hide my hand in my pocket walking past the site supervisor and some other white hat guys to the bathroom cause they woulda freaked out
    Went home early obviously and taking tomorrow off too

    stretch every morning and when you get on site
    pack a proper lunch
    do core exercises

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What was your background before you got the job? Do you think you're going to stay? How is the working environment for new guys, was there any hazing?

      >how do I make sure I don't ruin my body and how do I develop some strength doing it?
      use your wages to keep yourself afloat and pay your way through education to gtfo asap, 90% of trades are a meme and you can study your way into a comfy office job unless you're actually sub-80 iq

      That ship has sailed, is either trades, fast food or factory/warehouse waggie.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Was a tow truck operator before. Probably gonna stay for the summer at least. Didnt get any hazing or anything, I think because I'm early 30s and can shoot the shit pretty good with the guys, but young guys like late teens early 20s get chirped. If you're friendly and cool and dont just fluoride stare they probably wont mess with you much

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If you're friendly and cool and dont just fluoride stare they probably wont mess with you much
          Anon I've been on IST for a decade so lots of autism.

          >That ship has sailed
          no it hasn't anon, a bachelors is 3-4 years (full-time) depending on where you live. I knew a couple guys that went to college in their 30s, some for first degrees some for seconds. a lot of them now offer fully remote courses if you're not able to physically make it, you've just got to want it and have a 5-year plan for the future

          I appreciate your advice but I'll give construction a try and see how it goes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >That ship has sailed
        no it hasn't anon, a bachelors is 3-4 years (full-time) depending on where you live. I knew a couple guys that went to college in their 30s, some for first degrees some for seconds. a lot of them now offer fully remote courses if you're not able to physically make it, you've just got to want it and have a 5-year plan for the future

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but I have a useless degree already how do I into a decent job?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >how do I make sure I don't ruin my body and how do I develop some strength doing it?
    use your wages to keep yourself afloat and pay your way through education to gtfo asap, 90% of trades are a meme and you can study your way into a comfy office job unless you're actually sub-80 iq

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when i worked a physical job I did low rep high weight compounds. We just had a baby too so I didnt have the time or energy for the gym, but theres plenty of guys who make it work.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get a new job

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stretch before and after work, lift with your hips not your back, don't take drugs, avoid fast food, limit your alcohol to the weekends. most importantly, have a plan to get out as soon as possible.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    General Contractor here. Independent and don’t rely on cheap labor…which translates to basically doing everything myself. I’ll tell you this. Eat well, lift, take care of your joints…krill oil, glucosamine etc..stay hydrated. I ruck 3-4 days a week…keeps my core strong and prevents my back from being fricked. Figure in an hour a day, 6 days a week for either lifting or doing maintenance shit to keep yourself from deteriorating. It doesn’t take much, a couple 60 hour weeks on site without taking the time to keep your body up…you will frick your self sooner rather than later.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get you 9 hours of sleep and eat properly.
    Maybe do some stretches or hit areas that aren't worked a lot.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Make sure to stretch your low back and hammies everyday. And strengthen your core and hammies. After that you need endurance, learn to pace yourself at work. Most work you'll be doing won't just be done in 5 mintues. I've dug for 3 days straight trying to find a waterline leak. On that 3 day as I found the source of the leak I totally effed my back up. After that I've worked on strengthening and stretching my back. Dr. Goodman Foundation training is actually good.

    The Plumber.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good form and hopefully low hours.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just don't eat shit or drink a lot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't drink at all.

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