Gyms at truck stops, do they have them?

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  1. Nyseto

    Nyseto Light Load Member

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    So I’m a big gym goer, always hitting the iron 4x a week. I am planning to buy a pair of adjustable dumbbells 100lbs each with a foldable bench to bench press outside the truck and do rows, dumbbell squats, deadlifts, and military pressing. However, I’m interested to know if the majority of truck stops have a decent gym and by decent I’m not referring to a bunch of cardio machines or even weight lifting machines with cables. Just a straight squat rack with a free barbell. I know some truck stops must have that but do MOST truck stops have that?
     
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  3. TruckerFit

    TruckerFit Light Load Member

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    Nah man they got basic old people machines. Take your own ish you'll be straight
     
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  4. Jwhis

    Jwhis Heavy Load Member

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    90% of truck stops don’t have any fitness room
     
  5. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    Oh untrue. Every time I go to a truck stop I see at least 3 guys lookin at the pizza slices as they’re thinking “I’m fitness whole thing in my mouth”
     
  6. Nyseto

    Nyseto Light Load Member

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    Oh man. Adjustable dumbbells and portable bench it is then.

    Any ways to do pull ups with a truck guys? Is there a place I can hang one of those doorway pull up bars between the sleeper and driver’s seat?
     
  7. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    TMC has a YouTube video of one of its drivers who uses his flatbed for various workouts he does, including incline pullups... I'll go ahead and post it.


     
  8. Omega7777

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    have a gym at any truck stop is like trying to sell drug testing kits at a weed dispensary lol
     
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  9. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

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    But the girl scouts in Colorado have set up shop outside of "Adult" businesses.
     
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    Snickerdoodles would be a great name for a strip club.
     
  11. STexan

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    If you are truly committed to continuing your weight lifting and gym program, you’ll need to seek out a local or small regional gig that gets you near select truck-accessible gyms frequently. Running 48 OTR and trying to get in serious workouts 4+ times a week will be an exercise in futility. The realities of HOS rules and limited facilities [with easy off/on truck access] is going to be hard to overcome on a consistent basis.
     
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