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driving exercises

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PTTP08, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    I was wondering if any of you guys get out of the truck and do any stretching of anything like that half way through the night.
    I seen a guy doing this on a lot last event he looked a lil off doing yoga in a lot at 3am haha than I got to thinking thats not a bad idea cause the older I get the stiffer I get after a long night in the truck. So the dude wasn't crazy after all.
  2. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I'm still young, so I only get out if I have to shovel, and I don't do any shoveling except one account, and I hire that out lol.
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Getting gas and taking a leak is good enough. I do shovel my own driveway when its not to deep ,just to get the blood clots flowing.
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    About the same here, maybe take the long way around the truck to pee.
  5. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Stretching is usually a good thing to do at times. Personally I'm not gonna be outside in a cold lot doing it because I don't want to look like that fool that you saw.
  6. show-n-go

    show-n-go Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Getting out to pee, get fuel or load the salter.
  7. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I've been known to pull over and perform a Karate Kata every now and then.
  8. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    When I get out to shovel or clean my windshield wipers or drain the inch, I'll stretch sometimes. Other than that I dont get out of the truck.
  9. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Its cold out there.
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's why they invented a drive thru :D
  11. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    I guess i'm getting old (33), i get out and stretch after 3-4 hours of straight pushin.. Seems like ford seats are angled higher.. Back of my legs feel tight.. Need them power seats.. Maybe on the next truck.. Thinking Cummins
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Need those captains chairs in that Ford.
  13. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    The bottom part of my seat is angled all the way down towards the floor - this keeps me from getting too stiff. My knees aren't so high then.
  14. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 786

    I have a bad back... I need to get out of the truck and stretch for a couple minutes every 3 or so hours, or I won't get out of the truck even when I want to.....
  15. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    Everything i plow is within 4 miles from home. No need to get out and stretch. Plus what I do plow only takes about 2-3hrs total with a few driveways that I have to get out and shovel to clean off what the plow can't get.
  16. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    You know that if there's a fresh section of snow around, you can exercise your lower back and write your name at the same time by just rotating your hips a bit. Helps loosen the back up if your name is relatively short.

    As long as there aren't cops around, it's perfectly legal to do so.
  17. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    Tryn to convince my wife to come with and give me a massage every couple hours since she is a massage therapist. But......... I don't think much plowing will get done hhehehe well mabe a difernt kinda of plowing hahaha :)
  18. jim5x5

    jim5x5 Member
    Messages: 32

    Every time I need to fuel up or write my name in the snow I'll stretch a little.
  19. Mega cab

    Mega cab Member
    Messages: 56

    Yes mainly after 8 or 10 hours I start to get out and do a little bit. Then get back to work.
  20. Winter Land Man

    Winter Land Man Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    I don't do much excercising while plowing, but, in my spare time, I'm really big into cross country skiing. It's a really nice work out.