Keeping The Truck Cab From Rocking While Parked (Odd Question)

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Chef Robert's Comment
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Hey all!

I've got an odd question. I've been driving about two years now and I'm really starting to try to figure out my regular fitness routine.

I like to exercise in the sleeper. Sometimes outside is NOT an option. Is there any SAFE way to minimize how much the cab rocks around while I'm in here jumping up and down? It's annoying rocking the cab so much with some of the stepping I do.

Should I just put up with the bouncing?

If it matters, I'm in a New-ish Kenworth T680.

Chris W.'s Comment
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I personally don't exercise in my truck (try not to stink it up) situps and pushups cycling motion on your back are easy to do in the truck without rocking or so I imagine but if you really want to jump around you may take extra precautions if you want like drop the landing gear as a extra precautions double check that you pulled the air and then turn your wheel towards the safest direction preferably a open area like grass or empty parking spots if they exist. Otherwise actually no having it rock I am not sure if it's possible.

BK's Comment
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Most, if not all, tractors will rock in even a moderate wind, so I don’t think you can prevent the rocking when doing vigorous exercise. As was suggested, lowering the landing gear may help somewhat. You could experiment with that. And you need one of those signs that say: “If this truck’s rocking, don’t come knocking.” Lol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Zen Joker (Andy)'s Comment
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Hey man, one low impact/high effect calisthenic you can implement to your in-cab workouts is the Hindu Squat. It gets you moving/sweating, and also builds strength in your hips, hamstrings, and calves which will build endurance for your lower back and your foot on the pedals.

Hindu Squat Demo on YouTube

Chris W.'s Comment
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where can I get one of those signs rofl-3.gif rofl-3.gif

Most, if not all, tractors will rock in even a moderate wind, so I don’t think you can prevent the rocking when doing vigorous exercise. As was suggested, lowering the landing gear may help somewhat. You could experiment with that. And you need one of those signs that say: “If this truck’s rocking, don’t come knocking.” Lol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chef Robert's Comment
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And you need one of those signs that say: “If this truck’s rocking, don’t come knocking.” Lol.

Not gonna lie, that occurred to me too! XD

Hey man, one low impact/high effect calisthenic you can implement to your in-cab workouts is the Hindu Squat.

Hey, that looks great. I think low impact is going to be the real answer here.

I tried the landing gear on the trailer and the cab still rocks about the same amount. I think it's all from the cabin airbag suspension. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-One's Comment
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I’m a local driver. If I was otr though I’d have a kettlebell on the truck. 20 maybe 25 pounds is all you need really. I’d you use it right you can get a really good full body workout in 20 minutes.

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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