Fitness Gear And Supplements While OTR

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Travis's Comment
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Once you're solo would there be any issue aside from space with bringing a barbell, couple 45s, maybe 2 25s, 10s and a couple dumbbells? Pull em out in front/side/wherever you have space and time and get a quick workout in before showering.

What about supplements? With those I'm more worried about some wahoo cop or DOT screaming my creatine is cocaine or my vitamin C or D or multivitamin is speed or Adderall or god knows what.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Make sure any weights and accessories are stored securely. I would not travel unless these were stored under the lower bunk area in the sleeper.

For transportation of vitamins, I've only had two thorough searches (at the US- Canada border) with no problems either time.

Jonathan T.'s Comment
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I’ve never had a thorough search. Been to Canada a couple of times, been to a few military bases, and I frequent the ports. The searches I’ve had, seem to be more focused on weapons than drugs. I feel like the search comes from a security standpoint and not a drug bust stand point.

I do have some vitamins on the truck. They are all kept in their appropriate containers. Maybe it’s my background and life choices, but I’ve never been worried about being falsely accused of being a druggie.

I’ve seen maybe a handful of guys working out at the truckstop. Definitely manageable if you are devoted. Have you considered a nationwide gym membership?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I think it's worth looking into resistance bands. I have an assortment, and they now go into the hundreds of pounds of resistance. They weigh nothing; they cost almost nothing; they take up no space; they give you an incredible workout, and you don't have to worry about them flying through the air if you ever have a terrible accident. It's also much easier to move them from truck to truck when it's time to change trucks.

I carried dumbbells back in the day. Today I'd have bands.

PackRat's Comment
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I think it's worth looking into resistance bands. I have an assortment, and they now go into the hundreds of pounds of resistance. They weigh nothing; they cost almost nothing; they take up no space; they give you an incredible workout, and you don't have to worry about them flying through the air if you ever have a terrible accident. It's also much easier to move them from truck to truck when it's time to change trucks.

I carried dumbbells back in the day. Today I'd have bands.

I should have thought about that! Especially since that's the only gym equipment I carry with me.

Another thing I thought about is to keep any pills or powder in it's original container or packaging. This goes for prescriptions, supplements or anything else. Keep the original paperwork for any prescriptions from the pharmacist, too.

Travis's Comment
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Yea, especially as I'll have TRT on me I'll 100% keep all OG containers along with all paperwork. Might even hang on to the supplement receipts as well just because.

I'll probably wait to see what exactly the trucks I'll be in look like before I decide exactly what I use for fitness. While bands work I squat and deadlift 405-455 so they're not gonna come close. Obviously I can't realistically store that much weight but even 4x45 plates and a bar will allow me to keep some size on me vs bands only.

Maybe take measurements and have someone make something that sits snugly in a space and won't let the stuff fly around.

How exactly would a gym membership work nationwide? Can you leave your truck somewhere and Uber/walk to one or would I need to park at a gym? In that vein how does a restaurant work if I've got a day's time before I can unload or something? Can you go to a restaurant even if you have to park far away?

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I think it's worth looking into resistance bands. I have an assortment, and they now go into the hundreds of pounds of resistance. They weigh nothing; they cost almost nothing; they take up no space; they give you an incredible workout, and you don't have to worry about them flying through the air if you ever have a terrible accident. It's also much easier to move them from truck to truck when it's time to change trucks.

I carried dumbbells back in the day. Today I'd have bands.

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I should have thought about that! Especially since that's the only gym equipment I carry with me.

Another thing I thought about is to keep any pills or powder in it's original container or packaging. This goes for prescriptions, supplements or anything else. Keep the original paperwork for any prescriptions from the pharmacist, too.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Yea, especially as I'll have TRT on me I'll 100% keep all OG containers along with all paperwork. Might even hang on to the supplement receipts as well just because.

I'll probably wait to see what exactly the trucks I'll be in look like before I decide exactly what I use for fitness. While bands work I squat and deadlift 405-455 so they're not gonna come close. Obviously I can't realistically store that much weight but even 4x45 plates and a bar will allow me to keep some size on me vs bands only.

Maybe take measurements and have someone make something that sits snugly in a space and won't let the stuff fly around.

How exactly would a gym membership work nationwide? Can you leave your truck somewhere and Uber/walk to one or would I need to park at a gym? In that vein how does a restaurant work if I've got a day's time before I can unload or something? Can you go to a restaurant even if you have to park far away?

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I think it's worth looking into resistance bands. I have an assortment, and they now go into the hundreds of pounds of resistance. They weigh nothing; they cost almost nothing; they take up no space; they give you an incredible workout, and you don't have to worry about them flying through the air if you ever have a terrible accident. It's also much easier to move them from truck to truck when it's time to change trucks.

I carried dumbbells back in the day. Today I'd have bands.

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I should have thought about that! Especially since that's the only gym equipment I carry with me.

Another thing I thought about is to keep any pills or powder in it's original container or packaging. This goes for prescriptions, supplements or anything else. Keep the original paperwork for any prescriptions from the pharmacist, too.

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Howdy, Travis!

My next door nephew is a power lifter/workout guru !! When he was initially considering trucking a year or two ago, we hooked him up with THIS GUY:

Vekhayn for Truckers

It'll even help you journey to restaurants, et al; without 'ubering' or 'bobtailing..' (if your said company allows; many don't.)

Best wishes, man!

~ Anne & Tom ~`

Bobtail:

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

Travis's Comment
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Having a butcher's rn. Many thanks for everyone's input.

I've had a few questions and am probably thinking a bit too much but as I've got about 2 months before really getting started I want to have my ducks in a row.

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Yea, especially as I'll have TRT on me I'll 100% keep all OG containers along with all paperwork. Might even hang on to the supplement receipts as well just because.

I'll probably wait to see what exactly the trucks I'll be in look like before I decide exactly what I use for fitness. While bands work I squat and deadlift 405-455 so they're not gonna come close. Obviously I can't realistically store that much weight but even 4x45 plates and a bar will allow me to keep some size on me vs bands only.

Maybe take measurements and have someone make something that sits snugly in a space and won't let the stuff fly around.

How exactly would a gym membership work nationwide? Can you leave your truck somewhere and Uber/walk to one or would I need to park at a gym? In that vein how does a restaurant work if I've got a day's time before I can unload or something? Can you go to a restaurant even if you have to park far away?

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I think it's worth looking into resistance bands. I have an assortment, and they now go into the hundreds of pounds of resistance. They weigh nothing; they cost almost nothing; they take up no space; they give you an incredible workout, and you don't have to worry about them flying through the air if you ever have a terrible accident. It's also much easier to move them from truck to truck when it's time to change trucks.

I carried dumbbells back in the day. Today I'd have bands.

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I should have thought about that! Especially since that's the only gym equipment I carry with me.

Another thing I thought about is to keep any pills or powder in it's original container or packaging. This goes for prescriptions, supplements or anything else. Keep the original paperwork for any prescriptions from the pharmacist, too.

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Howdy, Travis!

My next door nephew is a power lifter/workout guru !! When he was initially considering trucking a year or two ago, we hooked him up with THIS GUY:

Vekhayn for Truckers

It'll even help you journey to restaurants, et al; without 'ubering' or 'bobtailing..' (if your said company allows; many don't.)

Best wishes, man!

~ Anne & Tom ~`

Bobtail:

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

Art M.'s Comment
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I think it's worth looking into resistance bands. I have an assortment, and they now go into the hundreds of pounds of resistance. They weigh nothing; they cost almost nothing; they take up no space; they give you an incredible workout, and you don't have to worry about them flying through the air if you ever have a terrible accident. It's also much easier to move them from truck to truck when it's time to change trucks.

I carried dumbbells back in the day. Today I'd have bands.

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Best advice for anyone lazy to think about their own good.

David W.'s Comment
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I know it’s frowned upon by lifters. But if I was otr I’d just get the black card membership at planet fitness, cause even a crappy gym is better than nothing, plus it’s cheap and you can take a shower there too

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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