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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by aries, Apr 7, 2005.
I enjoy the pain because it feels so good when it stops
no pain, no gain. the worse thing is the imobility during the winter, you have to work out, keep moving. the trick is, i don't stay sober long enough to feel actual pain. i managed to tack 20 lbs onto my buttocks over the winter. lost 7 of it already. at this rate i'll be 120 by june. keep movin it gets better. shoes, you have to have comfortable shoes
I bought a SCAG w/b in December and have been using it the last two weeks. My forearms are shot. If I make it to the end of the year with this scag I will look like Popeye. My forearms will be bigger than my legs. I tell you what the SCAG will flat out kill you. Never owned a W/b before. Should be a fun year.
I make an appointment with the good Dr. Smirnoff instead LOL...
I usually find muscles that I have not felt since last summer. The pain goes away aftera few days. This season I am feeling it in my knees.
Ibuprofen, ice for the back and the occasional rainy day helps too.
If you stretch out before you start it helps alot too.Let your muscles know that you are intending to do some work now and warm them up.I do a truck stretch and a trailer stretch.and hop around a bit before I get started,it makes you less sore(don't do it where the whole neighborhood can see ya )they'll think your nuts,and that I am.
Another thing thats really important when your doing close work is to look way away and off in the distance every 20min or so or after awhile it will mess with your seeing.And everybody knows people in our line of work have a very high rate or Minacular Degeneration
so wear only 100%uv rated wrap around shades and were them all the time outside in summer.
I find it helps to hire people to do the manual labor. Although, my throat gets very sore when I'm sitting in the cab of the truck barking orders.
One of the things we should all do as part of our "downtime" (winter, for me) is get our eyes checked. Not just for macular degeneration, but for other changes. If you already wear glasses, you know how important keeping your lens prescriptions up to date is - nobody wants to work with a blinding headache. And a big second to polarized/uv rated sunglasses AND #40 sunscreen. If you sweat the sunscreen off, keep putting it on: better the aggravation than melanoma.
Strap it on your chest and walk backward.....