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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby Rhyno21 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:27 am

Well I know we have assists available like at my school we have:
Gantry crane, a forklift, handcart. I understand that everyone should be physically able to do most on the job tasks. I understand how there are guidelines that I need to know. Just until mom said how we don't know how much you will need to carry. I grateful for you guys being honest. I understand that young guys such myself needs to do some on the job weight lifting.
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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby MinnesotaDave » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:42 am

Rhyno21 wrote:Well I know we have assists available like at my school we have:
Gantry crane, a forklift, handcart. I understand that everyone should be physically able to do most on the job tasks. I understand how there are guidelines that I need to know. Just until mom said how we don't know how much you will need to carry. I grateful for you guys being honest. I understand that young guys such myself needs to do some on the job weight lifting.


What's very important is you do actual weight lifting and stay in good physical condition.

You will hurt yourself if you don't make sure you are strong and fit.

Also, when it truly is too heavy, don't try to lift it anyway, you'll pay for it the rest of your life.

Be strong, but be smart. :D
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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby PeteM » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:13 am

MinnesotaDave wrote:
Rhyno21 wrote:Well I know we have assists available like at my school we have:
Gantry crane, a forklift, handcart. I understand that everyone should be physically able to do most on the job tasks. I understand how there are guidelines that I need to know. Just until mom said how we don't know how much you will need to carry. I grateful for you guys being honest. I understand that young guys such myself needs to do some on the job weight lifting.


What's very important is you do actual weight lifting and stay in good physical condition.

You will hurt yourself if you don't make sure you are strong and fit.

Also, when it truly is too heavy, don't try to lift it anyway, you'll pay for it the rest of your life.

Be strong, but be smart. :D


Aside from the obvious- strength, I also just generally feel a lot better from lifting. Better appetite, sleep, energy levels, etc. It has a lot of over all benefits.
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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby Olivero » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:12 am

Nothing wrong with lifting stuff, just don't overdo it. They might now you as the one guy that lifts everything at work but 20 years from now, they'll know you as the dumbass who lifted everything at work and can't walk straight anymore.

See it all the time.
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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby PeteM » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:36 am

Yeah, I hear you. There's a lot of bull strong guys that can heave-ho strong as an ox when they're young, then one day they sneeze and out goes a couple of disks.

Aside from wrestling since 4th grade,I've trained power lifting and olympic lifting intermittently for almost 20 years (now 44). In that time I've worked with some great strength and conditioning coaches and study it a bit myself. There's a lot that goes into knowing how to move and to keep moving. My main points of emphasis have been mobility and joint stability- then strength and conditioning. I've recently started back after a long break to give my kid time to grow up a little so that he isn't a hazard in the weight room.

Nothing like a toddler hugging your leg in the middle of a 350lb. squat! :o
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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby Olivero » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:58 am

PeteM wrote:
Nothing like a toddler hugging your leg in the middle of a 350lb. squat! :o


Dude..... :lol:

Lets see just how long you can hold that bar with one leg as you move him away with one foot :lol:
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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby electrode » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:04 am

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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby electrode » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:08 am

exnailpounder wrote:These days I drink vodka and Sunny D. I used to brew my own beer and really was into it and I learned how distill and make world class whisky and vodka but the only satisfaction I have ever gotten from alcohol is drinking it...and then getting up in the morning and doing my thing all day and then doing it all again day after day. In other words...controlling something that has contolled and ruined so many lives. I use alcohol...I don't let it use me. ;)


Sounds like a good story... ;) I used to make beer too. Mainly drank vodka in the summer and switched back to whiskey for the winter. Then stuck with whiskey all year. Now its wine. There's a new sheriff in town! I am controlling the alcohol too. :lol:
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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby PeteM » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:13 pm

Olivero wrote:
PeteM wrote:
Nothing like a toddler hugging your leg in the middle of a 350lb. squat! :o


Dude..... :lol:

Lets see just how long you can hold that bar with one leg as you move him away with one foot :lol:


That wasn't even the bad part. We use a rack for squats.

When he grabbed and tried to hang off of the collar while I was dead lifting was the bad part.

Me- "Eric, grab him, would ya?"

Lifting Partner "Oh Sh*T!"

The little bugger is good now though. He has two 5 lb. dumbells that he runs around with doing farmers walks with.
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Re: Job related weight lifting.

Postby Rhyno21 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:05 pm

"Postby Olivero » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:12 am
Nothing wrong with lifting stuff, just don't overdo it. They might now you as the one guy that lifts everything at work but 20 years from now, they'll know you as the dumbass who lifted everything at work and can't walk straight anymore."
Yes I agree currently with school and my apprenticeship taking a lot of my time I have not been able to workout. I won't be the guy getting dragged of the weights as I did track and field 100 yard dash and shot out and discus throwing. I know my stuff with weights at the gym.
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