First, how old are you? Secondly...no...work will not drain you physically if you dont allow it to (i.e. mentally). The strongest I EVER was in my life was when I was moving furniture for a summer job in college. I physically lifted heavy objects and carried them some distances to and from a moving truck for 10-12 hours A DAY.
Originally Posted by milkycereal
On my days off...I worked out and I was POWERFUL. And I wasnt taking anything or dont have super genetics. So, I imagine you dont work in a more physically demanding environment than that...(or maybe you do?). If you dont..then your work problem is mental. And you are "stressed". Which means you have cortisol secreted in your blood from you being stressed. Cortisol will demotivate even the most dedicated person. Best to avoid it if you can. Ways to avoid it are numerous...including working out...but most important is figuring out a way to mentally not stress. You need to figure that out so you can maximize your workouts.
For working out...I find lifting heavy weights (5 sets of 5 reps ) for 5-10 sets with short rests between sets (max 30 sec) and supersetting (i.e. working two body parts simultaneously in back to back sets) works best for me. Including my 10 minute cardio warm up..I am in and out of the gym in 60 minutes. The reasons for the short, intense work outs are twofold. 1) long workouts can be a stressor similar to stress from work (i.e. making you release cortisol) 2) human growth hormone (HGH) is released more in response to short, intense workouts. HGH is the body's natural anabolic (i.e. muscle builder). The more you release...the bigger you can get from weightlifting.
If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix