Does The Gym Help You In The Boardroom?

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Dec 7, 2009 8:02 am
Being fit helps me work through the days up and downs. Plus it doesn't hurt being the BIGGEST broker in your office. This is my exercise schedule.
 
What do you guys do that helps you with your careers?
 
 
Monday:
5:30am - run 1 mile (work up to a 5 minute mile)
7:00pm - MMA for 2 hours

Tuesday:
6:00pm - Lift: ATG squat, deadlift, power cleans, situps (all 3 x 5 sets)

Wednesday:
OFF

Thursday:
6:00pm - Lift: bench press, bent-over rows, seated military press, dips (all 3 x 5 sets)

Friday:
5:30am - run 1 mile

Saturday:
9:00am - swimming for 1 hour

Sunday:
OFF

Dec 7, 2009 8:12 am
Being built helps prevent this............
 
 
http://video.filestube.com/video,624156df6428483903e9.html
Dec 7, 2009 8:37 am

Hey there muscle man, when you run your 5 minute mile, you will no longer be the biggest broker in the boardroom.

Dec 7, 2009 9:49 am

Yeah, we have a lot of runners in my area, those guys that typically place at the front of the pack are in no danger of winning the Atlas Invitational.  Most of them go about a buck-twenty soaking wet and walk like they are in pain all the time.  And they wear those stupid girly-80's nylon shorts that don't quite hide enough.

Dec 7, 2009 12:10 pm

First off, I wouldn't trade working out in the morning for anything, not even sex (seriously, GF by all like omg stay in bed and I'm like peace, bitch). Lifting, MMA (I used to train with American Top Team), and being swole in general are awesome.


But... dude thats a terrible workout you're only doing the "brah" lifts
Hey brah can I get a spot brah brah braaaaaaaaaaah so stoked
 
Seriously you're only doing the lifts that require loading up 200+ pounds on the barbell. Surely you work the triceps, biceps, traps? Did you just not list your entire workout? Some side lateral raises with 20 lb dumbbells won't make you look like a beast in the gym but it's the shoulders that make you look huge and it's a crucial excercise to prevent rotator cuff injuries.
 
As far as helping with my career, my physical size hasn't helped me too much... being a one man office and all... but mentally, lifting in the morning is a necessity. Up at 5am, lifting, downing a ton of protein, and a cup of coffee before the opening bell... can't think of a better way to start the day.
 
Edit - I used to work out the late evening until I started working full-time. I'm just too exhausted physically and mentally at the end of the day now. However, I now realize that I enjoy lifting in the morning much more than I did in the evening.
Dec 7, 2009 12:11 pm

This workout is hard to criticize and I've been following it for years


http://www.bodybuildingprogramzone.com/Articles/article238.htm (Cardio on Wednesday, either running or swimming... swimming is actually pretty tough)
 
 
Dec 7, 2009 12:12 pm
NEVER_proprietary:
Being fit helps me work through the days up and downs. Plus it doesn't hurt being the BIGGEST broker in your office. This is my exercise schedule.
 
What do you guys do that helps you with your careers?
 
 
Monday:
5:30am - run 1 mile (work up to a 5 minute mile)
7:00pm - MMA for 2 hours

Tuesday:
6:00pm - Lift: ATG squat, deadlift, power cleans, situps (all 3 x 5 sets)

Wednesday:
OFF

Thursday:
6:00pm - Lift: bench press, bent-over rows, seated military press, dips (all 3 x 5 sets)

Friday:
5:30am - run 1 mile

Saturday:
9:00am - swimming for 1 hour

Sunday:
OFF

 
I walk.  And ring doorbells.  Builds my quads, calves, biceps, index finger, and jaw muscles all at the same time.  And I get new prospects that don't care if I'm the biggest guy in the room.  That's how I help my business. 
 
Ever wonder how much better your business would be doing if you spent that 5+ hours out meeting people instead of working on your takedown moves? 
 
Kudos on a workout schedule.  Don't do it because of your business though.  Do it because it's good for you and you enjoy it.   
Dec 7, 2009 12:18 pm
Spaceman Spiff:
 
Ever wonder how much better your business would be doing if you spent that 5+ hours out meeting people instead of working on your takedown moves?   
 
Wow... you're a tool
Dec 7, 2009 12:42 pm

I think working out is a big advantage.   Outside of the obvious health benefits, it can boost your overall confidence, and just feeling better is going to make you work better and not fatigue mid day.  i work out M-W-F early morning and I absolutely am more productive than when I go thru a stretch of not working out at all.  

Dec 7, 2009 2:17 pm

WTF is MMA?

Dec 7, 2009 2:34 pm

Mixed Martial Arts (mail me your Man Card).



 
Dec 7, 2009 2:39 pm
gethardgetraw:
Spaceman Spiff:
 
Ever wonder how much better your business would be doing if you spent that 5+ hours out meeting people instead of working on your takedown moves?   
 
Wow... you're a tool
 
You obviously don't get my dry sense of humor.  I'll go back and put a little smiley face in there for ya. 
 
B - Mixed Martial Arts.  It's that stuff you see on TV where the guys are kicking, punching, wrestling, and bleeding inside the octagonal ring surrounded by an 8 foot fence (I could be wrong about the height of the fence).  It's actually a lot of fun to watch.  You can almost feel their brains impacting their skulls after a good swift kick to the head.  It's amazing those guys can talk in complete sentences after a couple dozen shots like that. 
 
Dec 7, 2009 3:01 pm

wtf is wrong with that girl's feet

Dec 7, 2009 3:09 pm
Wet_Blanket:

Mixed Martial Arts (mail me your Man Card).


 
 
Damn it.  It's like being caught watching re-runs of Oprah.
Dec 7, 2009 3:12 pm

GIRL???? That's my son you ahole!

Dec 7, 2009 3:15 pm
B24:
Wet_Blanket:

Mixed Martial Arts (mail me your Man Card).


 
 
Damn it.  It's like being caught watching re-runs of Oprah.
 
Reruns of Oprah, or your "Best of" DVD?
Dec 7, 2009 3:50 pm
Wet_Blanket:
B24:
Wet_Blanket:

Mixed Martial Arts (mail me your Man Card).


 
 
Damn it.  It's like being caught watching re-runs of Oprah.
 
Reruns of Oprah, or your "Best of" DVD?
 
She provides some very valuable life lessons.  The stories can often by quite touching, and sometimes you just need a good cry.
 
Dec 7, 2009 5:40 pm
Wet_Blanket:

Mixed Martial Arts (mail me your Man Card).


 
 
 
Hahah, that's funny!
Dec 7, 2009 5:45 pm
gethardgetraw:
But... dude thats a terrible workout you're only doing the "brah" lifts
Hey brah can I get a spot brah brah braaaaaaaaaaah so stoked
 
Seriously you're only doing the lifts that require loading up 200+ pounds on the barbell. Surely you work the triceps, biceps, traps? Did you just not list your entire workout? Some side lateral raises with 20 lb dumbbells won't make you look like a beast in the gym but it's the shoulders that make you look huge and it's a crucial excercise to prevent rotator cuff injuries.
 
 
Reading this part of your post makes me think the OP is this guy in the video...especially the gym scene 1:50 in:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JMOh-cul6M
 
EDIT:  Just watched the sequel to the above video for the first time.  The gym scenes in this one are awesome!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSLsd5St9Fo
Dec 7, 2009 9:27 pm

WELCOME TO THE RODEO, BITCHES.