Exercise On The Road!

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Philip F.'s Comment
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So I was wondering what you guys do for exercise out on the road? I could stand to lose a few pounds, and just want to know if there are good ways to get a workout.

In other news, I passed the general knowledge at the BMV today, but I didn't have time to take any of the endorsements, so I get to go back tomorrow to do that.


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The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Since we are now forced to take a 30 minute break you could exercise during that time. Before you ask what type of exercise to do that is totally up to you. Whatever kind you want as like as you are keeping your heart rate up you will burn the calories.

Britton R.'s Comment
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Guyjax is right. Big thing is keeping the heart rate up. I saw a driver that jump ropes. You can do jumping jacks as you work through a pre/post trip. Some weights to lift while sitting in the sleeper. Go for a walk. Just burn more calories han you consume.

Also cut out truck stop food and soda. Go to walmart anfd get stuff to prepare yourself. Cheaper and healthier.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I used to go jogging regularly and I had adjustable 60 pound dumbbells with me for a little weight lifting. Some regular stretching and twisting also goes a long way toward preventing little aches and pains from tight muscles or joints being out of alignment.

Weight control is all about counting calories, not exercising as the advertisers would have us believe. Count calories to control your weight, exercise to remain fit and truly healthy. But I know a guy who lost 160 pounds in 18 months on Weight Watchers without 5 minutes of exercise the entire time. So don't think you have to exercise yourself to death to stay in shape. Eat small portions, watch your calories, and get a little exercise in. You'll do great with a sensible routine like that.

Susannah F.'s Comment
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My boyfriend invested in the restistance bands setup for his truck. they're cheap and easy to pack and you can pick them up at walmart or any fitness store. And you can work every muscle with them. An other option is a planet fitness membership. the black card membership is only $20 a month and you can work out at any PF in the country (the're everywhere!) My bf just drops his trailer and bobtails to the closest PF several times a week. Walking or running is an other great idea.


"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard Susannah!

Those resistance bands are a great idea. I never think of those.


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Tim L.'s Comment
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I have the bodylastics resistance band system, and I highly recommend them. I have been using them and they work great. You can use them anywhere, probably a good number of exercises in the truck itself, and you carry the entire set in a nylon pouch about the size of a medium women's purse. I plan to carry them in my truck, and also I want to try to take a brisk walk at least 30 minutes 4 times a week, which I have been doing.

I was worried about my blood pressure a month ago. I took it today several times at home and at the drug store. The worst, 120/84. The best 108/70. I think eating better, and especially eating bananas and cutting down on sugar and salt, has had the biggest effect of my BP dropping. Bananas are rich in potassium, which helps flush salt out of your body.

Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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I have a good friend that is a doctor. We have known each other for years. I have always had a weight problem. Not as much as I do now, but that is another story. smile.gif

He passed me one day in the hospital where he works. He stopped me and looked me up and down. I am over 6 feet and he might be 5 feet tall if he is lucky. So it looked kinda funny him looking me up and down. I felt like I was in back in high school and in the principals office. rofl-3.gif

Anyway. He looked at me with stern eyes. Joe, I thought you were going to loose some weight. I said, Doc, I have been trying. Walking, working out, diet, everything I know. And I keep failing.

He started waving his arms all around. Diets, diets, that is going to be the death of you American's. That is going to ruin our country.

Stay away from diets. And don't work yourself to death. All you have to do to loose weight is to cut down.

I just looked at him funny. I didn't know what he meant.

He said, just cut down in the amount of food you eat everyday. Eat everything you eat now, just less of it. If you try to diet and cut out food, your body craves what it is missing, and that is the reason that 95% of diets don't work. After a while, your body has had enough and it craves what it is missing. And then most people binge eat.

He said for example, if you eat 2 hamburgers for dinner this week. Next week only eat 1 and a half. Do that for a couple of weeks till your body gets used to it then the next week cut back more.

You loose weight slowly and keep it off. Soon you get to the level you want and you stay where you want your weight to be by what you eat and how much you eat.

And working out is fine to keep in shape if you want. But it does nothing to loose weight in itself. You work out, your body needs more energy. Where does it get that energy? From eating food. More food intake.

Keep it safe out there. Joe S


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Daniel B.'s Comment
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My favorite thing to do is to jog on the trails at mountain summits. Most mountains have a rest area at the summit. And most of those rest areas have a walking trail.

Nothing beats getting away from people jogging down a mountain with deer on every side of you. It's an amazing experience!


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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