My Body Is Killing Me!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by aries, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I enjoy the pain because it feels so good when it stops :laugh:
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    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
  3. Something D

    Something D LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Messages: 133

    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.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I make an appointment with the good Dr. Smirnoff instead LOL...
  5. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    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.
  6. nriddle77

    nriddle77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Ibuprofen, ice for the back and the occasional rainy day helps too.
  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    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.
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    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.
  9. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    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.
  10. justgeorge

    justgeorge LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Strap it on your chest and walk backward..... :D

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