For a handy and effective fitness device that can be stored, get a kettlebell and learn how to do a proper kettlebell swing with one.(check youtube) Strengthens the lower back and really gets the heart rate up. Men start with a 30 pounder or so. Women 20 pound or less for starting out. Not really necessary to exceed a 53 pounder for men and a 35 for women. That should be plenty of weight. Just avoid the little 5-10 pound ones; you'll outgrow them quickly.
-----Response from Vicki:
Thank you for your suggestion of using a kettlebell to keep fit while on the road as a professional truck driver. Many of us are familiar with weight resistance training to keep fit and this is certainly one of the options drivers can use.
While Mike and I
have weights, we do not own any kettlebells, so we cannot personally attest to how they help one keep fit. However, others have used them successfully.
For drivers who are thinking of starting to use a kettlebell to keep fit, these are among the options:
For those who want the equipment:
Drivers, what do you think? Do you use kettlebells for weight resistance training to stay fit on the road? How is it working for you? Let us know on our health and wellness
Again, thanks for your idea.
We wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road!
Vicki Simons http://www.truck-drivers-money-saving-tips.com/