Thread: Working out tired
1/10/2005 7:26pm, #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2002
- Hilo Island of Hawaii
- Kyokushinkai / Kajukenbo
Working out tired
I, and my crew, have been removing two very large snow falls yesterday and today off homes and apts walks and drives (hope we get as much soon and roof shovelling starts $$$$$$). Tons of snow shovelled. Deeply worn muscles with back, shoulders, and arms aching dully.
Any thoughts on working out when exhausted? I'm leaving in a half hour for class, so I'll soon experience it and I know I'll be skipping pushups and don't get that fucking jumprope anywhere near me."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
1/10/2005 7:33pm, #2
Depends on how 'tired' you are, you may be asking for injury.
We old guys aren't young anymore, so don't try to go your hardest if you do decide to train.
Stay away from maximum exertion.
1/10/2005 9:24pm, #3
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- Dec 2002
- Toronto, Canada
- Karate/Muay Thai
You're kidding right?
If you're just sore, then don't whine. If you're injured, you shouldn't be training.Regards,
"Na'h, they should go to old school rules.
One guy gets sword and sheild, the other gets a net and a trident.
Lions eat christians between rounds." - Strong Machine
1/10/2005 9:56pm, #4
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- Apr 2003
make sure you stretch before you shovel, I shoveled last winter and really hurt my back. You could work out but maybe tone it down a little.
1/10/2005 10:04pm, #5
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- BJJ, JKD Concepts, Kali
Snow shoveling and heart attacks go well together for the overweight, high bp, middle-age crowd.The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Whether it is a good thing or a bad thing, smashing things up is sometimes very pleasant.
1/10/2005 10:10pm, #6
Especially if you are sedentary or unaccustomed to heavy lifts.
1/10/2005 10:20pm, #7
...something a company commander mumbled many years ago...it was getting dark after a long work day (about 16 hours). He called a formation which everyone assumed was to dismiss us for the evening. Instead he gave everyone five minutes to return in PT gear for a 5 mile run. Why? Because that's the difference between Marines and others. When others are ready to go home because they are tired, Marines will go the extra mile (or five miles, as the case was). That whole training cycle was much the same...extra PT when you are already exhausted.
There is also a saying in our dojo. When two equal guys go at it, one will eventually tire and give in. Never be that one who gives in.
So...training when you are exhausted from shovelling a few tons of snow is no different. It is the difference between the average and the champion. Now go put on your snow gi and train like a man!
1/10/2005 10:30pm, #8Originally Posted by patfromlogan
I've trained exhausted many times. It's hard to get started, and tough to keep going. You can make yourself puke if you work on it hard enough.“We are surrounded by warships and don’t have time to talk. Please pray for us.” — One Somali Pirate.
1/10/2005 10:33pm, #9Originally Posted by punchingdummy
1/10/2005 10:34pm, #10
And yes I am talking about myself. </bitter>