As a trucker, you spend a lot of your time traveling. This doesn’t really leave a whole lot of time to maintain a membership at your local gym. It is essential to your physical and overall health and well-being that you carve out a little bit of time to do at least some sort of exercise. Here are some simple exercises to get you moving that don’t require a lot of time, or a gym membership.
Walking or Running
By far one of the easiest exercises you can do is to simply go take a walk. A leisurely stroll isn’t going to do the job, for exercising you need to pick up the pace a bit. If you’re physically able, a run can do you a world of good. Many truck stops will have a path or some sort of area that you can explore to get your mind off the road and out of your truck a bit.
Resistance band training can be immensely helpful for helping to tone muscles. Resistance bands are great for targeting a variety of muscle groups, including chest, arms, abs, legs, and shoulders. Your resistance bands can easily be hooked somewhere inside your cab or even on the outside of the truck. It’s kind of like traveling with your own private gym!
Sit-Ups and Crunches
If you have a sleeper cab, you may have enough space to do some sit-ups right there! When doing sit-ups, always remember not to push yourself too hard. Obviously, you want to push enough that you’re actually exercising but pushing too hard can put unnecessary strain on your back. If you’re going to try to add sit-ups to your personal routine, you may want to invest in a yoga mat to keep yourself more comfortable.
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