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My Body Is Killing Me!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by aries, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    After doing a rock intall and sevaral shrubbery jobs I hurt all over! There is a big difference in 25 and 45.
  2. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    First week of mowing here and did about half of my customers. My feet are Killing me. Sort of glad I did not have to cut them all. Work my way back into it. Back and neck hurt from mulching and carrying the backpack. Dang I wish I was 18 again. :laugh:
  3. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    I kind of saved myself from the first week aches. I started working out and running every day about 6 weeks ago to get back in shape. I now run 2.5 miles in the morning and work out in the afternoon or evening. It pays to keep in shape guys.
  4. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    We never stop, year round. Landscaping and cleanups until late Spring, Then there is sod installation....and spraying, [lawn applications] I make more money doing these jobs and the mowing is becoming secondary. [I am learning this business] We only stop when its too wet. I like mowing, but the real money is the extras. I have 1 full time year round employee, who earns his perks. He gets the perks because he knows what to do, is easy to get along with, and I am getting older....he is willing do those things that I don't want to do anymore. I always treat my employees like I want to be treated. I have 2 employees in the Summer. My goal is supervision. And....

    I can be very effective at running a crew...lol....and I never bark orders.... now. Period. On the old job, I did, because I didn't want to be responsible for screw ups and make the "Nightly News"....[I have been involved in high profile incidents]...not my fault....and Lawn mowing really ain't in the same league....

  5. nitrotim

    nitrotim LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 525

    LOL. I am laughing because I didn't want to tell anybody how much my muscles ached especially since my wife asked me what happened to the advil. Its been getting better though. ( I think or is it just because my buisness account has been getting alot more deposits lately).
  6. jfenton

    jfenton LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Gotta agree withh Homer. I'm 52, do Tae Kwon Do all year, and gym in the winter when I have more time. Alittle pain on the left shoulder from the blower, otherwise 100%.

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