Exercising When You're Off.

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I see a lot of posts with people being concerned about "how to exercice" when you're off duty; did you know that some of the best exercises routines involve using your own body as your "tool"? The machines at the gym are cool and everything, but not necessarily the best work out you can get. With only 15-20 minutes, you can get a real good workout using a medicine ball, a jump rope, some weights, and a yoga mat for a clean surface to lay down on. You can do push ups, sit ups, the plank, you can do the chair against your truck or any wall, crunches, lounges, jumping, squats, running, yoga poses for core positioning, strengthening and stretching, etc.

If you really want to keep in shape, you will, without the gym!

Errol V.'s Comment
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Your gym equipment packs up small, which is important when you live in a small box like a truck cab.

Daniel B straps a bicycle to the back of his cab. He has posted pictures from his rides.

Mark P.'s Comment
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I found ways to improvise workout equipment with things on my truck. Do pushups with feet on the bunk and hands on the driver and passenger seats. Rowing using the bunk safety belts as handles to lift bodyweight. Feet can go on the floor Take one jug of coolant/oil etc and use it as a dumbbell. Or bungee 2 or more jugs together and use the bungee as a handle for bicep/tricep exercise. Can also use a load lock as a chinup bar...if the trailer is empty...

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Dan B.'s Comment
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I am not young for starters. But when I was young quite a few of my friends joined the Marine Corps. I can tell you that when they signed up, the Marine Corps 'exercise equipment' consisted of a pair of boots and some rope. They didn't have weight rooms or any fancy equipment like they do now.

When every single one of them emerged from boot camp, they were solid muscle and zero fat. Some were in decent shape when they signed up but there were a few blubberbutts. You don't need equipment at all if you put your heart and mind into it.

James P.'s Comment
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There is an all body weight only excercise program on http://athleanx.com/xero that I plan on getting when I get myself situated after returning to the road.

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