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The Fitness Connection's Jason Wiebe insists you don't need to hit the gym to work out.The following five tips are for truck drivers who want to maintain a proper exercise program despite the fact the...


The Fitness Connection’s Jason Wiebe insists you don’t need to hit the gym to work out.

The following five tips are for truck drivers who want to maintain a proper exercise program despite the fact they live much of their lives on the road.

Go retro: Do the old-fashioned push-ups, dips, crunches, squats, etc. Just make sure you have someone show you how to do them correctly to avoid injury.

Stretch it: Get a set of Therabands to bring along with you. Theraband is a brand name for a set of oversized rubber bands you can use when weights are not available. They generally come with instructional books and many volumes are also available at fitness stores.

Go walkabout: Get out and walk around your truck. Do this once an hour – or at least after each 250 to 300km for those whose schedules don’t allow it. This will help maintain proper circulation and avoid pooling of your blood in your legs.

Have a ball: A medicine ball is a great workout tool and is certainly portable. Again, when you buy it, double-check with the fitness store clerks to make sure you know how to use it safely and for maximum efficiency.

Double Dutch: Bringing along a skipping rope gives you access to an excellent cardiovascular workout.


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