I appreciate your reply.
I wonder what responses I would get from more Male Nurses on their perspective on this topic?
As I have heard a few times from Male Nurses on Youtube that it is inevitable that I will be chosen because I am a Man in the Nursing field, even if you are overweight, to lift heavy things, deal with physically violent patients, and basically be the "intimidating serious muscle".
That won't always work with me, I prefer to avoid confrontation and although I do follow a sort of "code of Honor" as Man to protect everyone, especially those more vulnerable than me, I would not like getting singled out for these tasks every time as I am sure there are those more experienced than me in dealing with these situations of difficult patients, regardless of Nursing Gender.
I did not sign up to go into Nursing to become a security guard or a Human forklift, but to heal people with my hands and through compassion.
I prefer the idea of using a heavy training dummy over lifting free-style gym weights that don't look like anything I would ever actually lift outside of strength training.
I despise the gym and am very practical orientated: if I want to get stronger at lifting heavy bags, then I lift heavy bags; boxes then boxes, etc.
Although I do see value in body weight training as being faster, more agile, flexible, and stronger will help in all areas. My goal is to be able to do things like "The Human Flag Pole", walk on my hands for long periods of time, and feel like my body is almost weightless. I want to be good at practical things like swimming, climbing, running, jumping, etc. in urban and natural environments.
Is Running still useful when you spend most of the week on your feet?
I enjoy running long-distance, but would hardly ever have the time once I start a 30 or 40 hour work week.