If you hope to get in to the building industry, you will need to start at the very beginning by becoming a builder and even before that a helper to a builder which can be very physically demanding and very difficult in general. For this, you will need to prepare your body and your mind because in those first few months or even years, you will be working very hard with your body and this makes your body prone to injury and a lot of fatigue.
Prepare your body
You will need to start by preparing your body and learning the different techniques that are used to carry weight and support your body during heavy lifting and physical labour. You can start by taking a manual handling course. Melbourne building companies may even offer to pay for your course as it may be a part of your official training and therefore, it might be a good idea to do a bit of research on the subject before you go out and pay for the course yourself.
Manual handling training is actually very important for not only the building industry but for many jobs that you may take up at the beginning of your career. Even if you get a job in a supermarket, you will be required to lift heavy stock and you could easily hurt your body and your back if you are not very careful and if you do not know the proper techniques of carrying weight.
Change in diet and lifestyle
One of the best ways to prepare your body for heavy lifting and heavy work is to start working out. If you get a membership at a gym or even if you start working out at home to start training your body to lift, your body will be very much more prepared in the future. If you do not do this and start working in a physically challenging job without giving your body much training or warning, you might end up tearing a muscle or hurting yourself very badly. Your diet also plays a very big role in your ability to work hard physically. You will need to change your diet from processed junk food with no nutrition to clean healthy food that is plant based and whole food in order to help your body to get the nutrition it needs to thrive and lift heavy weight. A quick look on the internet about plant based living will give you a good idea about how you should be eating to prepare yourself for work.