August 23rd, 2016 | Phoenix Truck Driving Institute

When you get your first job as a truck driver, you will need to prepare both mentally and physically for long hours on the road. In order to remain healthy and fit during the course of your truck driving career, it is a great idea to get routine exercise. On a long haul journey, one of the best ways to stay fit is to exercise when you are taking a break at a truck stop. Read on for an overview of some easy truck stop exercises that will help you stay fit on the road.

Push-Ups

Push-ups are a quick and easy exercise that can go a long ways towards boosting your overall physical fitness. Additionally, push-ups offer the advantages of being totally body weight oriented, as well as not requiring large amounts of workout space. If you are new to doing push-ups, you can start by performing 10 at a time and then gradually adding more to your daily routine.

Sit Ups

Core and abdominal strength will help keep your back healthy when you are behind the wheel. To get the most out of your sit up routine, you will want to make sure that you are not straining your back as you exercise.

Walking

Walking is perhaps the easiest and most effective exercise that you can perform when you are at a truck stop. When you walk for even five or ten minutes, you will get your heart rate up, while also stretching your arms and legs.

For more information about what you can expect when you work as a commercial truck driver, be sure to contact Phoenix Truck Driving Institute. The friendly instructors at our school will be happy to answer your questions about life on the road. To hear more about our financial assistance program, give our Phoenix campus a call at (877) 295-5372.