Weight lifting

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by HiramKingWilliams, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    Do any of y’all lift? How and when do you find the time and opportunity to do it??
     
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  3. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

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    Tire chains, wrappers, heavy fuel hoses, big shop tools, parts, snow shoveling, packing a chain saw, but not in an actual gym. I am too tired from working most days, to lift anything heavier than a bowl of icecream in the evening. Maybe switching to a more physical haul would be a good way to build strength.
     
  4. fairshake

    fairshake Heavy Load Member

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    Just use your own body weight, you'll put on more weight over time.
     
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I lift 4x a week but I'm also home every night.

    I will say that you can get a suprising amount of muscle gain from just dumbbells. Not gym-level ripped but enough that people start to take notice.
     
  6. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I lift during the weekends..... I use to ride my mountain bike on the trails all the time and walk uptown a lot, had to stop the walking and biking this year due to surgery on foot about a year ago..... its hard to lift and not do any cardio....
     
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  7. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    I am home every weekend and do an hour of farmers walk plus a soccer game.
    Also got a pull up bar in my truck and a kettlebell. I only started to use kettlebells back in the spring and wish I got into that earlier. Takes less amount of space in the truck than barbells and can do better exercises.
    I think kettlebell swing is the best ever exercise for truckers
     
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  8. ExOTR

    ExOTR Windshield Chipper Extraordinaire

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    I’m not a driver anymore, but I was able to build a decent amount of muscle OTR with resistance bands & body weight activities. Dumbbells would be nice but you need a decent amount of weight to be productive.
     
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