Is being a CDL driver a?

What are some /fit snacks to bring to work? I already packed some Cashews

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bro you're sitting down all day, it's the opposite of a IST job, even worse than some office job since you can't get up whenever
    Although being IST on your own time is a big plus, lots of guys end up breaking their backs just sitting for so long, so use whatever free time you got to keep yourself in shape

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t have a choice bro I got KIDS

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm sure your wife will have even more kids to share your burden with once you're on the road all the fucking time

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Gay. Infants lower testosterone and men become bitches if they take care of kids.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i would get some jerky and suck on it till it softened thatll keep you from eating out of boredom

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >suck on meat until it goes soft
      Ngl bruh, that sounds pretty sus frfr.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Brotip numero uno: elastic bands

    Brotip numero dos: work on your core. Sitting on your ass puts a higher stress on your spine than just standing (anywhere from 20% to 50% more).

    I can't really think of a job that's less conductive to ISTness than truckin'. Yeah logging or roughnecking might be dangerous but at least you die JACKED.
    Godpseed anon.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Best exercises for core? Just do planks?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you could also try l-sit, hollow body hold and superman

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm at the airport right now but as soon as I get home I'll post some neat ass resistance band stuff that's pretty safe even if you already have an iffy (lower) back. And don't feel discouraged, I'm sure you can make it work. Worst case scenario you make some good brandonbux for a few years and jump ship as soon as you have saved up enough. I'd really stress on the SAVE part. If you indulge every other of your kids' goysoomerists whims and then some you will be end up like my brother: proud dad to 2 ungrateful little shits, 3 heart attacks and counting, a few failed businesses and now permanently working poor.

        How in the fuck do truckers even eat? You can't cook.

        We got a truckbro over at /fat/gen and he posts some REALLY decent meals. Definitely better than what the average ISTizen inhales on the reg. Tho I can't remember if he buys them, preps them or cooks them on the go.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol fuck roughnecking I did that this time last year in bumfuck Nevada. The only good thing was being able to do push-ups doing my 12 hour shits. Never again

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    dude this is literally the least IST job imaginable
    not only are you sedentary, you'll always be on the road, never have a consistent place to train, have a completely fucked sleep schedule, and won't be able to eat healthy foods as easily as literally any other normal job

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How in the fuck do truckers even eat? You can't cook.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        walmart and a electric grill will keep you reasonably not fat its the sedentary part that fucks you however ive seen drivers run around the truckstop parking lot

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yeah like the other guys already said, trucking is the furthest thing from a fit job there is. just abandon your kids and wife bro. if you run to south america is she really gonna come after you with lawyers? maybe. but its worth the risk

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    no, you have to work hard to stay fit, you sit most of the time and only have access to garbage food

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    first of all if you do what that gay is doing your gunna get hit by some fucking third pajeet while he's parking. snacks include coffee and cigs throughout the day, you're sitting all day so you only need one good sized meal a day.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I use to travel by car a lot for work in my early twenties.
    Get yourself a nice pair of adjustable dumbbells. Don't be a cheap dumbass here:
    https://www.ironmaster.com/products/quick-lock-adjustable-dumbbells-75-original/

    Next, get yourself a nice cooler that can handle being thrown around.
    https://www.yeti.com/coolers/hard-coolers/tundra/10250020000.html
    AGAIN DON'T BE CHEAP. This is your weight bench and where you are going to store your frozen meals.
    Next, get healthy frozen food. Walmart has frozen chicken strips and egg whites. A Yeti cooler will keep that shit frozen for a long time.
    So now you got a bench and dumbbells. Enjoying db rows, db bench, RFE Squats and all sorts of shit you can do with dumbbells

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      FYI you can change the length of this cooler. Just get one that you can fit your back and butt on for benching

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's not feasible to get dumbbells
      in most cases he'll be driving over maximum capacity and counting on spending enough fuel to lower total weight and pass weight controls
      I think some companies go as far as avoiding hiring fatsos because of this

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No, very difficult. Life expectancy for truckers is like a decade shorter than the general population. It's difficult/impossible to exercise, and the food choices are garbage.

    My tips are to load up your truck with canned food. Use your home time to stock up at WalMart. Canned soup, canned veggies, pork and beans, etc are about the best you can do. You could try bringing fruit but that will last a week at best. If you can get a microwave on board that's a big help. Refrigeration will be impossible. They sell "electric coolers" that only keep food temp 20 degrees below ambient, which is near useless. Carbs will be easy to find, protein will not, so learn to love beef jerky, and stay away from the pizza and hot dog counter at Flying J.

    Water consumption can be tough since you don't want to pee constantly. I'd sip water sparingly through the day, then once you're shut down at a truck stop just start chugging a gallon. You'll more than likely have a ton of sodium to flush out anyway.

    For exercise, recognize that the cab of your truck is basically a bunk bed, so there's not much you can do in there besides maybe pushups in bed or something. Still, it might be worthwhile to get some adjustable dumbbells to curl. But most of your exercise will have to be outside in the elements - so you'll have rain, snow, cold, and temperatures you'd only find in an oven if you're in the southwest. Even if you're determined to brave the elements, you're limited on what you can do. At the rest stop, are you gonna stroll up and down the on-ramp in your rain coat? People will probably ask if you need help. Are you gonna do some pushups on the hot Arizona asphalt where some unknown fluid has had 3 days to bake in? Honestly if you can jump rope, that might be your best option. It's small and you can use it stationary.

    Source: Former trucker

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I got out of trucking because I was losing all my gains

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Better get a local job where you have to get out and unload some boxes. Make more money and actually get to go home and to the gym everyday

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This so much, local trucking is literally 1000x better than long haul.

      >have to get in and out of truck all the time, so you get a bit of movement
      >more contact with people/customers/colleagues so you don't become a total autist
      >you become extremely good at backing the trailer into weird spots
      >home every night so you can cook your own meals and workout
      >company appreciates you more since local work is viewed as shitty work but you want to do it
      >don't have to shit and/or shower at disgusting gas station bathrooms

      OP, don't let anyone convince you that long haul trucking is better for some reason.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>you become extremely good at backing the trailer into weird spots
        That shit is what prevents me from getting into trucking in the first place. I drove a mover with a trailer once and it was worrying enough just driving around towns and cities normally. Freeway was no problem though.
        I'm sure you get better and get used to it but I'd probably fuck things up too much.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Difficult backing situations really depends on the type of freight you're hauling. If you're going mostly to construction sites or plants, it might not be too tough but delivering to smaller stores can be a huge pain in the ass. Honestly, it's much easier than it looks. Key as a new driver is to make small adjustments and just take your time.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What cardio could you do in your truck?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I work as a container trucker doing local runs. I'm home every night and my longest trips are still only 150 miles. Pretty IST considering I do mostly short drives and have to spend a lot of time shunting, connecting and disconnecting trailers. But mostly since I can get by working only 3-4 long days a week and have the rest of the week to myself to run, lift, read books and shitpost here.

    If you're a long haul trucker it seems virtually impossible to stay in shape, but feel free to prove me wrong OP.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck no. I drive commercial and heavy equipment for construction and am not challenged, constantly bored, and spend any chance I get to exercise. But I'm paid very well so.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    flatbed is pretty IST. moreso if you do it in a hard environment like being a local driver in Wyoming or Alaska. you gotta tarp your loads which requires mobility with a heavy tarp and straps.

    For food, it really depends if you're living in the truck or not. Nuts are obviously great as they're no prep. Don't forget sardines or canned chicken. If you're living in the truck, make some kind of soup.

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