How do you find time for gym?

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby slider » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:50 pm

James Bond wrote:
Please. If you really were the best you'd be able to work out and place in the top 10%


And all along I thought these goals were mutually exclusive!

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:59 pm

I don't hit the gym. I workout at home and jog at various places. My workout is usually 1.5 to 2 hrs long, but may hit 2.5 hrs on occasion. Get creative with your workout approach and you too will able to workout. Invest in a jump-rope, do shadow-boxing, calisthenics, and other exercises involving natural body weight.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby 20160810 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:03 pm

booyakasha wrote:
solidsnake wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:
solidsnake wrote:Didn't. Gave it up. No free time. Result? Got fat (well, for an ecto). Burned almost all of it off in the last month since summer started, though. 1L entails sacrifice, dooder (assuming you want to be the best).


TINTCR at all.

It's entirely possible to maintain hobbies, relationships, your health and your sanity while doing well in law school. IMHO if you're working more than 10-15 hours a week outside of class, you could probably be more efficient.


I said the best. For those content with mediocrity, there's plenty of free time during 1L. And if "doing well" is some point along the spectrum between the best and mediocre, then your amount of free time will respond accordingly. Learn to read.

Some people may be the best and yet still find time for the gym; but I didn't want to take that risk.


fatties != teh best.

lol

I think people really underestimate the importance of social skills in their working lives. Who is a firm going to want to make partner; someone who is likeable and well-rounded or someone who works 24 hours a day and lets themselves become obese because THEY NEED TO BE THE BEST!

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby goodolgil » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:06 pm

A good rule of thumb is, if people like Rahm Emmanuel aren't too busy to work out every day then neither are you.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby doyleoil » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:07 pm

SoftBoiledLife wrote:
I think people really underestimate the importance of social skills in their working lives. Who is a firm going to want to make partner; someone who is likeable and well-rounded or someone who works 24 hours a day and lets themselves become obese because THEY NEED TO BE THE BEST!


what's really sad is either when people get locked into thinking they have to do this or when they do it without really knowing why

take elena kagan - smart girl - kinda sad, though, when someone is 50 years old and you can't really tell what she's about

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby goodolgil » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:11 pm

doyleoil wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:
I think people really underestimate the importance of social skills in their working lives. Who is a firm going to want to make partner; someone who is likeable and well-rounded or someone who works 24 hours a day and lets themselves become obese because THEY NEED TO BE THE BEST!


what's really sad is either when people get locked into thinking they have to do this or when they do it without really knowing why

take elena kagan - smart girl - kinda sad, though, when someone is 50 years old and you can't really tell what she's about


I'm sure Elena Kagan appreciates your pity.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby doyleoil » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:16 pm

goodolgil wrote:
doyleoil wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:
I think people really underestimate the importance of social skills in their working lives. Who is a firm going to want to make partner; someone who is likeable and well-rounded or someone who works 24 hours a day and lets themselves become obese because THEY NEED TO BE THE BEST!


what's really sad is either when people get locked into thinking they have to do this or when they do it without really knowing why

take elena kagan - smart girl - kinda sad, though, when someone is 50 years old and you can't really tell what she's about


I'm sure Elena Kagan appreciates your pity.


i frankly don't give a shit if she does or not

but ok, then, let's go one better - i think it's pathetic when a 50 year old has no discernible agenda in life (except "being really good at stuff")

that said, if her whole life was an elaborate set-up to get her on the supreme court, and then when she landed there she finally started to develop an agenda, maybe we'd all say it worked out well (in spite of the ridiculous calculated risk of wasting all that time when she could've been doing stuff on the chance at a scotus seat)

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby js87 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:20 pm

SoftBoiledLife wrote:
solidsnake wrote:Didn't. Gave it up. No free time. Result? Got fat (well, for an ecto). Burned almost all of it off in the last month since summer started, though. 1L entails sacrifice, dooder (assuming you want to be the best).


TINTCR at all.

It's entirely possible to maintain hobbies, relationships, your health and your sanity while doing well in law school. IMHO if you're working more than 10-15 hours a week outside of class, you could probably be more efficient.


0L here, but I agree. I fully expect law school to be the most dominant part of my life, but there's no way I'd give up working out. Even if it means waking up at the crack of down.

My real concern is still finding time to go to the gym four days a week once I enter the legal working world, with 70 hour working weeks :(

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby EijiMiyake » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:23 pm

doyleoil wrote:
i frankly don't give a shit if she does or not

but ok, then, let's go one better - i think it's pathetic when a 50 year old has no discernible agenda in life (except "being really good at stuff")

that said, if her whole life was an elaborate set-up to get her on the supreme court, and then when she landed there she finally started to develop an agenda, maybe we'd all say it worked out well (in spite of the ridiculous calculated risk of wasting all that time when she could've been doing stuff on the chance at a scotus seat)



I don't really understand this. What other agenda should a 50-year old have? A family? Getting rich?

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby doyleoil » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:27 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:
doyleoil wrote:
i frankly don't give a shit if she does or not

but ok, then, let's go one better - i think it's pathetic when a 50 year old has no discernible agenda in life (except "being really good at stuff")

that said, if her whole life was an elaborate set-up to get her on the supreme court, and then when she landed there she finally started to develop an agenda, maybe we'd all say it worked out well (in spite of the ridiculous calculated risk of wasting all that time when she could've been doing stuff on the chance at a scotus seat)



I don't really understand this. What other agenda should a 50-year old have? A family? Getting rich?


all i'm saying is it seems like there's a lot of striving going on without much direction - if you're gonna work that hard, at least have a cause, for god's sake - otherwise get your fat ass in the gym

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby OG Loc » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:45 pm

James Bond wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:Wrong approach, bro.

The gym is mandatory. Find time to study.


Ya this isn't even a joke either. I schedule my life around gym time. Studying, girlfriend, friends, hobbies, etc. Gym time determines this.


Respect. If it truly left no time for teh weights, I wouldn't go to law school.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby solidsnake » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:52 pm

SoftBoiledLife wrote:
solidsnake wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:
solidsnake wrote:Didn't. Gave it up. No free time. Result? Got fat (well, for an ecto). Burned almost all of it off in the last month since summer started, though. 1L entails sacrifice, dooder (assuming you want to be the best).


TINTCR at all.

It's entirely possible to maintain hobbies, relationships, your health and your sanity while doing well in law school. IMHO if you're working more than 10-15 hours a week outside of class, you could probably be more efficient.


I said the best. For those content with mediocrity, there's plenty of free time during 1L. And if "doing well" is some point along the spectrum between the best and mediocre, then your amount of free time will respond accordingly. Learn to read.

Some people may be the best and yet still find time for the gym; but I didn't want to take that risk.


lol

I think people really underestimate the importance of social skills in their working lives. Who is a firm going to want to make partner; someone who is likeable and well-rounded or someone who works 24 hours a day and lets themselves become obese because THEY NEED TO BE THE BEST!


1L is one year of your life. Who said anything about "social skills in [your] working li[fe]"? Grinding out 1L (even granting your detriment to social skills qualifier) doesn't necessarily mean grinding out the rest of your working life. And btw, most partners I've met fall into the latter camp of your hypothetical (for better or for worse).

Again, I never claimed there is an ex post perfect correlation to law school performance and amount of time spent working (time that could have been spent on other activities) -- as I'm sure there are plenty of counterfactuals. But for someone looking ex ante at the best way to minimize risk of failure (however you want to define that standard), allocating as much time as possible, even if that means cutting out trips to the gym in your first year, to law school is a safe bet, although perhaps not recommended for all. That's just the way I approached it (and it took about a solid month this summer to lose the 5-10lbs I put on as a result). As with everything anecdotal, YMMV.
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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby Rock Chalk » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:52 pm

GermX wrote:Work out late at night. Lots of gyms (like LA fitness for example) stay open late. So what you can do is, just study and shit all day then at around 10:30 pm go to the gym, work out for 1 hour or so, and then go home and eat/sleep.

Working out this late is bad for your sleep. Eating this late is bad for you too. HTH.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby beach_terror » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:59 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:
GermX wrote:Work out late at night. Lots of gyms (like LA fitness for example) stay open late. So what you can do is, just study and shit all day then at around 10:30 pm go to the gym, work out for 1 hour or so, and then go home and eat/sleep.

Working out this late is bad for your sleep. Eating this late is bad for you too. HTH.


Not to mention, you reap more benefits from working out in the morning as opposed to at night. Night lifts are something I do on occasion, but only when I have no other choice. I love going to the gym right before lunch time. I catch a second wind, I get to eat a nice big meal after, and I end up feeling great for the rest of the day.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:07 pm

Routine important.

Establish one.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby BunkMoreland » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:01 pm

if you can't find time for 1L work out time, I don't see how you'll ever be a successful non-fat attorney

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby 20160810 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:18 pm

BunkMoreland wrote:if you can't find time for 1L work out time, I don't see how you'll ever be a successful non-fat attorney


This. Most importantly 1L really isn't that hard. It's not easy either, of course, but there's no need to be so dramatic. Just find a system that works for you, put in maybe 2 hours a night and some catch-up time on weekends if needbe, and live your life.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby Tave » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:35 pm

You'll find time. I know some of my classmates stick to a specific routine. Personally I found that I had to be flexible. Some weeks I could only make time to go lift or go on a run 1-2 times. Other weeks I'd play basketball for 2 hours 3-4 times.

IMO, physical activity benefits both your health and your academic performance. It gives you energy and makes you more alert. Even if you're not a "work out" person, take some time to wander around campus for half an hour a couple times a week. I bet you'll feel better for it.


I assume that Snake guy is joking. I see plenty of the people who do well in my class at the gym, jogging around campus, playing tennis, etc...

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby steve_nash » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:49 pm

I find time for about ~30 minutes of running almost every day. I usually do it right before dinner. I'm not #1 in my class, but I've done well. I kept exercising throughout 1L year (now a rising 3L) and the craziness of 2L year. However, I always end up stopping about a month before finals...not the best idea. I think not exercising makes me more stressed.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:57 pm

SoftBoiledLife wrote:
BunkMoreland wrote:if you can't find time for 1L work out time, I don't see how you'll ever be a successful non-fat attorney


This. Most importantly 1L really isn't that hard. It's not easy either, of course, but there's no need to be so dramatic. Just find a system that works for you, put in maybe 2 hours a night and some catch-up time on weekends if needbe, and live your life.


+1. 1L is stressful. Working out... combats stress.

Big law = stress because you have no time. 1L = stress because you think you have no time.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby Welp2277 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:05 pm

Definitely. If people don't think they can afford the time to work out during law school how are they ever going to maintain a healthy, if not pseudo-healthy lifestyle, when they're in their careers. There is always time to exercise. You don't need to be a law-robot during law school. You need to learn the material. In fact, exercise was most important for me during exams (the time you need to be spending the most time studying) just to maintain a cool even keel.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby eth3n » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:09 pm

thesealocust wrote:1L = stress because you think you have no time.

QFT

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby rockchalk86 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:17 pm

I'm hoping to find some sort of martial arts club to join. Good escape from law students, and a great way to stay in shape.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby Lawof_theLand » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:43 pm

I bought one of these minicycles in January and it's been great.
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I keep it under my desk and use it the entire time I'm reading. With some practice, even typing while pedaling can become pretty natural. It's not much of a workout, low resistance, but it keeps things circulating and keeps you from being sedentary, which is the real killer. I also get distracted easily, and I've found I can concentrate for much longer periods with this thing.

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Re: How do you find time for gym?

Postby jayn3 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:50 pm

don't bother. sucking energy away from your brain will only make your studying less efficient. plus, every pound you gain is just more cushion to help your butt's endurance through long exams, and will help you look more prosperous as you search for future mates.




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