Barbell Shrugged

Day in the life of a weightlifter: Busy is no excuse

Doug Larson

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  • Love the insight, Adee! Next up, could you address how you got to this schedule/lifestyle? Always been involved in weightlifting, ever had a 9-5? Thanks, and look forward to reading more!

  • Awesome read! “I’d be good too if I had the time” is a huge pet-peeve of mine. MORE CONTENT NOW… please!

  • If you care about something you can always make time. Most people would be surprised at how many unproductive hours they actually accumulate over a day.

  • Really enjoyed reading this. Would love to hear more about your mental preparation before max out day or competition.

  • I love this article. It really resignates with me as I coach/train the majority of the day as well! Thanks for sharing.

  • I can personally attest that this account of Adee’s life is 100% accurate and she impresses me every day with all she does and still exceeds expectations in training day in and day out! 🙂

  • Thank you for sharing! I also hold a full-time job which takes about 45 min – 1 hour commute each way. I train about 7-8 times a week 2-3 hours a session which leaves little time for anything else. I’m truly inspired by anyone who is able to maintain some balance in their life outside of crossfit/weightlifting/training yet is able to do well in all areas. you’re a true inspiration! can’t wait to see you progress in your journey 🙂

  • I get it, you love to train. Me too, but not to your extent. I was wondering if that is all the incentive you get from this lifestyle? You admit you don’t get paid for training but do you win anything in competitions (prizes, $, etc.)? I’ve lived a similar Spartan lifestyle (I was getting paid pretty well for the sacrifice) but my loved ones suffered. After a few years I caved and dialed it back. Are you able to maintain any meaningful relationships with so little time to spare? Do you feel all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?

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