Gym Time Powerlifting And Strength Training While On The Road.

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Prime drivers have a list available to them of about 300 gyms that have truck parking. not all will. i have seen some gyms that i said oh no way! cause of the mulch and tree cut outs there is no room to swing. ive been meaning to move the list to google maps so i can share it.

i think you might be better off paying per visit rather than getting a membership. Or you might need a couple of memberships. Also, you need to look into 24/7 places. Truckers do not have a normal stop and start times.

Despite popular belief, i have had days that lasted 24 hours or more without sleep. No way could i fit a gym in then.our terminals have nice gyms but once a month through a terminal unless you are a trainer or need repairs.

Most days im not sure what day of the week it is. Your expectations are indeed unrealistic, and no one here thinks it is "weird stuff". its a matter of experienced driver versus new driver that

When we talk about exahustion, we mean to the point that when you pull your brakes, you are too tired to crawl into the bed so you pass out on the steering wheel. you are happy you made it to a rest area with 10 min left on your clock. you dont know need to shower eat and sleep and need to decide which u need more.

when we talk about time management we mean no one is there holding our hand and telling us exactly how to go or when. they tell us what time to get places and often as a newbie you might have to sleep at customers because you dont have the time to get out.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Totally cool if you think you are “right” and that your “will” alone will enable you to maintain your passion.

You still won't be able to "will" that truck into a parking lot/space that won't accommodate it.

G-Town's Comment
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Totally cool if you think you are “right” and that your “will” alone will enable you to maintain your passion.

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You still won't be able to "will" that truck into a parking lot/space that won't accommodate it.

True...however this is the least of his overall challenges trying to do this. Any trained, competitive athlete will tell you that adequate rest is incredibly important for not only performance but overall health.

Refer back to my point about commitment and Rainy’s point about exhaustion.

Thanos's Comment
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Thanks for your input but no one will be needing to hold my hand. I trained being up for 36 hours before and had the best workout of my life. Its about mindset and will power and being a little insane to helps too lol.

Prime drivers have a list available to them of about 300 gyms that have truck parking. not all will. i have seen some gyms that i said oh no way! cause of the mulch and tree cut outs there is no room to swing. ive been meaning to move the list to google maps so i can share it.

i think you might be better off paying per visit rather than getting a membership. Or you might need a couple of memberships. Also, you need to look into 24/7 places. Truckers do not have a normal stop and start times.

Despite popular belief, i have had days that lasted 24 hours or more without sleep. No way could i fit a gym in then.our terminals have nice gyms but once a month through a terminal unless you are a trainer or need repairs.

Most days im not sure what day of the week it is. Your expectations are indeed unrealistic, and no one here thinks it is "weird stuff". its a matter of experienced driver versus new driver that

When we talk about exahustion, we mean to the point that when you pull your brakes, you are too tired to crawl into the bed so you pass out on the steering wheel. you are happy you made it to a rest area with 10 min left on your clock. you dont know need to shower eat and sleep and need to decide which u need more.

when we talk about time management we mean no one is there holding our hand and telling us exactly how to go or when. they tell us what time to get places and often as a newbie you might have to sleep at customers because you dont have the time to get out.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

G-Town's Comment
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Mark wrote:

I trained being up for 36 hours before and had the best workout of my life. Its about mindset and will power and being a little insane to helps too lol.

So Mark does your above comment somehow better qualify you for truck driving...you don’t get it. Did you read anything I sent you?

The above mindset is highly dangerous when applied to trucking. Your ignorance is blatantly obvious. You do remember the Tracey Morgan truck accudent in the Jersey TP?

Mark you clearly don’t give a sh**what we have to say. That’s on you. Although I seriously doubt you have any real desire to be a professional truckdriver...I do not want anyone to be mislead with your stubbornness and ignorance of the truth.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Totally cool if you think you are “right” and that your “will” alone will enable you to maintain your passion.

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You still won't be able to "will" that truck into a parking lot/space that won't accommodate it.

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True...however this is the least of his overall challenges trying to do this. Any trained, competitive athlete will tell you that adequate rest is incredibly important for not only performance but overall health.

Refer back to my point about commitment and Rainy’s point about exhaustion.

Oh, I'm in complete agreement. The shower thread popped into my head when I saw this.

Thanos's Comment
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Do you know the definition of the word will? And do have any idea how many gyms there are nationwide that have huge parking lots? Guess not..

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Totally cool if you think you are “right” and that your “will” alone will enable you to maintain your passion.

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You still won't be able to "will" that truck into a parking lot/space that won't accommodate it.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You asked our advice and you got it and you’re going to ignore it anyways. So go do what you want. None of us really care. It doesn’t affect us any. We know the answers, you think you know the answers. Next time don’t ask a question if you don’t want honest answers or if you’re just going to ignore us anyways. Quit wasting our time.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Do you know the definition of the word will? And do have any idea how many gyms there are nationwide that have huge parking lots? Guess not..

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Totally cool if you think you are “right” and that your “will” alone will enable you to maintain your passion.

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You still won't be able to "will" that truck into a parking lot/space that won't accommodate it.

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Do you have any idea how many will allow you to take up 70 feet of their parking lot? Or how many you will even be able to get into and out of with a semi without hitting something? How many employers will let you use their truck as your personal vehicle to go work out?

You can't just zip down the rows of a parking lot with your truck and trailer.

I suppose you, who are preparing for school, know much more than the people already here that drive for a living. Good luck.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Will - determination, insistence, persistence, or willfulness

None of which will get you into a parking lot designed for cars.

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