View Full Version : Good article on training & time mgmt

01-29-2009, 09:06 AM
Talks about fitting lifting in/around your spouse/significant other.


01-29-2009, 09:59 AM
Thanks for posting it Brad!

01-29-2009, 10:18 AM

Training sessions scheduled on "date nights" are a major no-no. And, (if you didn't know this already) it doesn't matter if there are no plans whatsoever - do NOT schedule anything on your spouse's day off, Valentine's Day, major holidays, etc.
I know what you're thinking; "But Christmas Day is a perfect training day!! Nobody else is in the gym and I have so much time!". You're preaching to the choir, buddy. Give it up. You can't win. Spend the time with your partner. ...and NO, I don't mean your training partner!

I schedule training no matter the date and when I realize it infringes on a day when my wife is off work or something, I either lift quick or take advice from the next section of the blog:


That goes a long way and I just make up for it the next day when she's working or is busy.

Good article.

01-29-2009, 03:05 PM
Interesting read, but anyone married for a long time already knows.

I've got it easy, I train at 5 am before my wife is up, so there's no interference. I get up at 3:30 to eat first. All that said, if I know we're going out that night for whatever reason, I might skip a workout and sleep, so I'm not draggin' a$$ at the end of the evening. My wife is very understanding and actually has encouraged me to reach my goals.

Justin Ryan
01-29-2009, 10:39 PM
great article to read! thanks for posting it

02-24-2009, 04:00 PM
a good blog post from Ross Enamait on training with a newborn:


02-24-2009, 05:42 PM
Newborn's should be training? Wow. Sorry, Brad, I couldn't help myself.

02-25-2009, 11:12 AM
I really enjoy Ross' stuff and didn't know he had a blog! Thanks for posting it!

I wrote an article for Dan John's Get Up! a while back for new dads that I thought was pretty good: http://danjohn.org/rkc.pdf (edit: had wrong link)

Brian C
02-28-2009, 10:39 AM
After 10 years of training, my wife finally "got it" when I brought her to a meet and she realized what i could lift and what it took to be competitve. But she still gets on me occassionally. A little give a little pull I guess ;)

03-01-2009, 01:20 PM
good article thanks.