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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Hey guys. First time here. Just had a quick question for you all ... I already know it's kinda stupid, but what the hell !? I'm looking to become a Truck Driver here soon as was just wondering if there are any Truck Drivers here on this forum ... I just want to know if it's possible to do Powerlifting and be a Truck Driver too. I'm just looking to get some ideas on how to balance the two ... thanks for your help, guys and I look forward to learning a lot here on this forum.


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    When you're planning your trips, it's a pain in the neck but you're going to have to find gyms along your route. Otherwise you'll end up missing lots of training days.


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    HEY!!! Ok my are of specialty I am an OTR driver and PLer. First off, are you going to be a local driver or Over the road 48 states/ Regional driver? May I ask who you plan on driving for? Trust me theres a method to my madness lol.
    Run? Are you crazy? I wouln't even run for the dinner bell! I don't remember seeing running as a part of Push/Pull.

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    I'm trying to get into Trucking School ( I'll find out this coming weekend if I get accepted, hopefully ) here in Michigan. I would prefer otr ... perhaps regional as well ( I don't think these two are the same ? ). Thanks for your help, sorefoot ... I look forward to your reply.


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    local = you are at home every night, most times

    OTR = you can be sent just about anywhere and may be on the road for 4-6 days at a time


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    I've known guys that took a bench and a set of squat stands with them along with weight.

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    im a F T E (full trucker effect) and i have done both otr and now what you call local (ny nj and all new england) anyways its very possible to train and pimp the miles when i was otr alot of petro truck stops have (big 10 gyms) up stairs and also when i would load and unload just ask the shipper or receiver if you can drop the trailer in the dock for a few hours and ask for the closest w8 room. good luck and dont drive for SWIFT (lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    I've known guys that took a bench and a set of squat stands with them along with weight.
    where did they sleep?? no company truck is that big
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    local = you are at home every night, most times

    OTR = you can be sent just about anywhere and may be on the road for 4-6 days at a time

    Thank you for the reply, Mr. Bell. By any chance, have you driven Truck ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    I've known guys that took a bench and a set of squat stands with them along with weight.
    Not a bad idea ... not a bad idea at all. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmccray View Post
    im a F T E (full trucker effect) and i have done both otr and now what you call local (ny nj and all new england) anyways its very possible to train and pimp the miles when i was otr alot of petro truck stops have (big 10 gyms) up stairs and also when i would load and unload just ask the shipper or receiver if you can drop the trailer in the dock for a few hours and ask for the closest w8 room. good luck and dont drive for SWIFT (lol)

    I sure was hoping I'd come across at least one Trucker ... lo and behold, I've come across two. Thanks for the reply, rmccray. I didn't know the petro stops had gyms ... that's really good to know ! Btw, I've also heard to not drive for SWIFT ! LOL ! And J.B Hunt, too !
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    We had aguy from this area drove truck for a bit. He made really good gains as an OTR he did what McCray said at unhitched and found the local gym. We had a guy a few yrs back who would always stop in and train at the Powerhouse Gym north of town. He was from down south somewhere and would always stop in and get a workout in on his way through and way back through. Would see him a few times a month.

    Good luck with getting in and getting that license. I had thought about it for awhile but I like to have a nice female in bed with me not some Lot Lizard
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwolfe View Post

    Good luck with getting in and getting that license. I had thought about it for awhile but I like to have a nice female in bed with me not some Lot Lizard

    LOL ! I've heard some pretty crazy stories, too !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Disciple View Post
    LOL ! I've heard some pretty crazy stories, too !
    I got a funny one for ya, I always stop at the Truck Stop by Westside to get a water and gum for training. Well one morning I rolled in there and they have a on duty armed security guard in the evenings and late nights.

    Well I come rolling in there around 6:30 am and the Security guard is screaming at the top of his lungs that he shot the Bi-tch. He goes I'm sick of that Bi-tch messing with the drivers so I shot her ass 3 times.

    Dude I'm thinking I just walked in a bad situation and he keeps saying it over and over I shot the bi-tch. Finally I asked him if he was worried about getting in trouble and asked if she had a gun?

    He started laughing at me, here come to find out it was a Rabid Dog that had been biting and growling at the truckers for a few days and they finally shot it. DUH!!!! It was still funny how Dramatic it all seemed at the time!!!
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    OTR would mean that you can be out for a min of 14-21 days at a time before you see the house. While as regional would mean you get thru the house prolly every weekend/other weekend or during the week for 34 hrs.As far as gyms upstaris from truck stops ie: Petro, there are no more unfortunatly. The last one was up in Scranton pa which the gym is now vacant
    As far as the size of a company truck, I am a company driver and have a 2007 376 Peterbuilt the blue one in my antavar. I have a fridge, freezer, microwave, 19" flat screen tv,DVD, satalite TV and radio portable bathroom and a full size bed. 2 clothing closets and a ton of side cabnets and full storage under my bed. And still have agood amount of room to move. 95% of company trucks have enough room for all of this with some where you'd have to purchase your own entertainment and fridge and power inverter.
    I joined a big chain gym (la fitness) ballys works too since they are everywhere and usually close to a truck stop or have a home depot w/ a big parking lot next to them. Watch yourself with unhooking and driving your tractor to a gym as they have GPS systems and doing so can violate company policy. If i desperatly needed a gym, I would do it enroute to where ever along the way so I could make an excuse like nap time or food as long as i make my destination on time .I personally carry Iron Woody bands, barbell and 85lbs of free weight and db. I tie my bands off to my trailer or the front tow hooks of my truck even using my feet. I dont keep too much weight in my truck since some of my loads can put me over gorss (80,000lbs).
    Honestly in the beginning there is going to be so much stuff for you to absorbe and so many rules and log book issues and not to mention trying to figure out how long it will take you from point to point before even thinking about finding time to hit a commercial gym. But theres always time on your 10hr break in a truck stop to work out with bands and whatnot till you learn the ropes. I hope this helps you out a little bit.
    Run? Are you crazy? I wouln't even run for the dinner bell! I don't remember seeing running as a part of Push/Pull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Disciple View Post
    Thank you for the reply, Mr. Bell. By any chance, have you driven Truck ?
    Yeah but not as a profession. I have to drive all the trucks I fix so I've driven dumpers as well as farm trucks and full size tractors. I'm a mechanic who's in grad school so he doesn't have to be a mechanic for the rest of his life LOL

    I could see where drivin trucks would be fun for a living, but I'm with Wolf, I like to be home at night

    Good luck with the driving school bro!


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    Hey Travis.. PM me let me know where your shop is so if I ever need off warantee work and in the OH area. Do you fix dry trailers too? I can give my company your # (and with their crappy trailers you just my get more work than you wanted LOL). We do alot out of west chester and sometimes have loads out of lima area going out to CA.
    Run? Are you crazy? I wouln't even run for the dinner bell! I don't remember seeing running as a part of Push/Pull.

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    I used to drive, regional gravel, excavation, heavy equipment, even ran a beer truck for a few years.

    I got out of it years ago, because of the hours. I was working 70-80hrs a week and that was just too much for me.

    Good luck with it.

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    It will be hard to do unless you work for someone that sits you around all the time, bring some dumbells and if you have time find a gym.

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    I appreciate all your replies, guys ! Thanks a lot !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Disciple View Post
    I appreciate all your replies, guys ! Thanks a lot !

    If you have any ?s about trucking let me know. I have seen and done most of it lol.

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    I just found out yesterday that I've been accepted into the school ! I know this question doesn't really pertain to Powerlifting ( I can't send any pm's ... I guess I have to wait until I make 10 posts ), but is there anything I need to look out for ... watch on the road ? I've heard from a few truckers to, " never stop at the truckstops ... nothing but trouble there ". Is this true ? Hey, thanks again guys for all your help. Now it's on to getting my CDL permit.

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    Dont become a driver

    Truck driving was close to the worst thing ever for my powerlifting career. My advice is dont do it. I would have weeks OTR were I got three workouts a week and others where I only got time to do push ups in rest stops. The lack of sleep was the thing that really did me in. I drove for three years then said screw it and went back to grad school so that I can lift again. John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Disciple View Post
    I sure was hoping I'd come across at least one Trucker ... lo and behold, I've come across two. Thanks for the reply, rmccray. I didn't know the petro stops had gyms ... that's really good to know ! Btw, I've also heard to not drive for SWIFT ! LOL ! And J.B Hunt, too !
    that is some good advice!!! lol
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