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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Gym time powerlifting and strength training while on the road.

Just a heads up, I also design workouts for peoples individual goals, what equipment they have access to, injuries they may have, how much time they have for training etc. If you guys need me for anything about training just ask.

Thanks but where there is a will there is a way. I could definitely understand how someone who's not into my lifestyle can easily say there no time for strength training. But I can just as easily say some of the weird habits/Hobbies I see other truck drivers do.. That I wouldn't have the time for any of that either.They make the time for their weird stuff and I'll make the time for my weird stuff. After listening to some of the responses I'm going to choose Planet Fitness they're always off of freeways open 24/7 and they have free showers so I wouldn't have to worry about that too much. Another thing I wanted to point out there's a lot of people saying that i wouldn't have the time to spend that much time in the gym. Well, my workouts are only Monday Wednesday and Friday and they only last 45 minutes long. I follow a conventional Colgeiate wrestling/College football program I focus on big compound barbell movements none of that fluff and puff crap that doesn't work.I do the overhead press, various styles of deadlifts, squats, bench press, and the barbell row it doesn't take any time to do this workout especially if you go after it hard as hell.

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Trucking is a lifestyle.

Power-lifting, especially the competitive version is also a lifestyle. Mark you need to think about how many hours you spend in the gym per week and realize a commitment to full time trucking may not support your desire to continue power lifting. You will need to make a choice.

If you peruse some of the threads on this forum; things like finding time to shower, eating healthy, regular sleep schedules and elongated wait times at shippers/receivers are frequent challenges presented to all OTR drivers. From the sounds of your initial post, “lifting” is a major part of your life. This career path, especially as you are absorbing the first 12 months learning curve is demanding, unforgiving and will require 100% of your focus.

Yes it’s possible to maintain fitness while doing this, but no where near approaching what you want to do.

I suggest giving this link a read so you better understand what you are asking:

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

Good luck!

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Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Gym time powerlifting and strength training while on the road.

Thanks but where there is a will there is a way. I could definitely understand how someone who's not into my lifestyle can easily say there no time for strength training. But I can just as easily say some of the weird habits/Hobbies I see other truck drivers do.. That I wouldn't have the time for any of that either.They make the time for their weird stuff and I'll make the time for my weird stuff. After listening to some of the responses I'm going to choose Planet Fitness they're always off of freeways open 24/7 and they have free showers so I wouldn't have to worry about that too much. Another thing I wanted to point out there's a lot of people saying that i wouldn't have the time to spend that much time in the gym. Well, my workouts are only Monday Wednesday and Friday and they only last 45 minutes long. I follow a conventional Colgeiate wrestling/College football program I focus on big compound barbell movements none of that fluff and puff crap that doesn't work.I do the overhead press, various styles of deadlifts, squats, bench press, and the barbell row it doesn't take any time to do this workout especially if you go after it hard as hell.

Trucking is a lifestyle.

Power-lifting, especially the competitive version is also a lifestyle. Mark you need to think about how many hours you spend in the gym per week and realize a commitment to full time trucking may not support your desire to continue power lifting. You will need to make a choice.

If you peruse some of the threads on this forum; things like finding time to shower, eating healthy, regular sleep schedules and elongated wait times at shippers/receivers are frequent challenges presented to all OTR drivers. From the sounds of your initial post, “lifting” is a major part of your life. This career path, especially as you are absorbing the first 12 months learning curve is demanding, unforgiving and will require 100% of your focus.

Yes it’s possible to maintain fitness while doing this, but no where near approaching what you want to do.

I suggest giving this link a read so you better understand what you are asking:

Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving

Good luck!

Posted:  5 years, 5 months ago

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Gym time powerlifting and strength training while on the road.

I want to talk about something that I never see anybody talking about on forums and that is what's the best commercial Nationwide gym to belong to keep muscle that you've built?? And I'm not talking about just staying in shape. I'm talking serious hardcore lifters. Thanks, Mark from Bakersfield California.

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