Is Working Out Possible On The Road?

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Phillip 's Comment
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I work out all the time and I have a membership to anytime fitness. I hope to utilize this while I'm out on the road because health and nutrition is very important to me do any of you guys work out? If so could you spare a couple tips for someone who is getting into this industry. I'm just afraid of getting overweight or anything because I'm 6ft 200 lbs and I don't want to lose what I've bulked up to

Errol V.'s Comment
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Is your ATF valid at "any" ATF location? Make sure there's truck parking. (Google Maps Satellite view works well for this).

My mentor has a 1/2" pipe rigged up for pull-ups in his truck. You need to make a pipe stand to support the weight.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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I am an advocate of burpees, push ups (many types) and pull ups. just eat normal and be normal I dont see you getting fat or losing your mass

Patricia M.'s Comment
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I work out all the time and I have a membership to anytime fitness. I hope to utilize this while I'm out on the road because health and nutrition is very important to me do any of you guys work out? If so could you spare a couple tips for someone who is getting into this industry. I'm just afraid of getting overweight or anything because I'm 6ft 200 lbs and I don't want to lose what I've bulked up to

There are tons of exercises/resistance training you can do in your truck. I had a set of the resistance bands (golds gym brand) which worked wonderfully. ( I would loop them around the fender mirror) l also did standing push-ups utilizing the top bunk which I could make harder or easier depending on hand placement. Sit ups/crunches on the side of my lower bunk, squats, and best of all, I would park in the very back of the parking lot the farthest spot from the building and would speed walk laps around the truck stop parking lot. You can also get a folding bike which will fit behind the passenger seat affording you an opportunity to "get away" from the truck stop all together during 34 hr. restarts. I also went old school and did jumping jacks and jump rope every morning before starting out. I utilized the salad bar and baked/grilled options from the menu. (when I ate in restaurants.) Most of the time I ate out of my truck. Salads, yogurt, nuts, fresh fruit (or canned in own juice when in a pinch) raw veggies for snacks. One more thought, then I will sit back. A yoga mat and yoga exercises are a great way to keep in shape and not lose what you have gained. The only draw back to this is finding a grassy spot that has not been over taken by other truckers pets... if you get my drift. A yoga mat takes up minimal space in your truck and a portable dvd player (battery powered) and the yoga exercise dvd's from walmart give you another great option. Hope this helps and happy trucking! Trish

ColeTrucker's Comment
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Hey, I just posted a somewhat similar question in the lady's area My Aching Back.

I agree with Trish!

Wilson's Comment
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Easiest way to work out on the road is to switch to flatbed!

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Snappy's Comment
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Easiest way to work out on the road is to switch to flatbed!

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No kidding. I just did my first day of securement training with Melton today... now I'm used to working out, but this uses muscle groups that I have obviously been neglecting in the gym.

Anyway, getting to secure and tarp a load is exactly what I thought it would be work-wise, and exactly what I want in a daily workout. Even in the rain today. I'm really excited right now. :)

Wilson's Comment
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my first day of securement training with Melton today...

That is so very cool!!!

Snappy's Comment
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my first day of securement training with Melton today...

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That is so very cool!!!

Thanks Wilson! I'm standing in front of the hotel waiting on the van right now. Did I mention that I am so excited I can't wait? ;)

Patricia M.'s Comment
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my first day of securement training with Melton today...

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That is so very cool!!!

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Thanks Wilson! I'm standing in front of the hotel waiting on the van right now. Did I mention that I am so excited I can't wait? ;)

I ran flat bed with TSMT (not all the time) and had to tarp one load; a building that was headed to the port of New Jersey. If it hadn't been for another trucker a full time flat bedder, I would still be there trying to get that darn thing tarped. It is a great work out, but man... I think I will stick to jumping jacks lol... Happy trucking! Trish

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