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Improve Health and Conditioning with Resistance Bands

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One of the greatest advantages bands have over other dumbbells or other gym apparatuses is that they fit easily into small spaces, allowing you to continue your workout regimen on the road when you can’t get to a gym.
Resistance bands can be used for a variety of exercises that work most of the major muscle groups in your body.

The resistance bands have been used in physical therapy for many years and are also a great way to improve your health and conditioning.

While free weights are often seen as the best way to get stronger, using cables and resistance bands is a safer alternative that can help prevent injuries or pain. By changing the weight of a cable or band, you can still build muscle mass and reduce body fat percentage.

Tips for Bands and Cables

There are two kinds of resistance bands: tubes and looped bands. Both can be used to do the same exercises. The only thing that will change is the movement of the band itself, which implies an easier or harder exercise. Tube bands should be used for beginners who don’t have any previous experience with using resistance bands. Looped bands are suitable for users who have a higher level of fitness. What works great about those two kinds is that you can stack them on top of each other and they both attach to the cable machine, making it great for low impact exercises as well as high-intensity moves.

You can do the following exercises without any supplements or special equipment – just a little planning ahead. A resistance band only costs about $10, but it’s an investment that will pay off in improved strength and health. Decker Truck Line encourages healthy living and is now providing each professional driver here at Decker a resistance band to use for stretching, resistance training, and conditioning.

Health benefits of Resistance Exercise:

1) Increased immune system response.
2) Greater pain relief and reduced use of medication for chronic low back pain patients.
3) Increased cardiovascular capacity.
4) Stabilize post-surgery healing and reduce the need for reoperation.
5) Improved blood pressure control in prehypertensive and hypertensive.
6) Increased muscle strength and function in older adults.
7) Improve flexibility, range of motion, walking speed, and balance.
8) Reduced risk of falls by improving leg strength in older adults with osteoporosis.

Resistance Training effects on:

1) Muscle Increase- Muscle mass increased by nearly 10% in older women following a 12-week progressive resistance training program did not lead to loss of fat or bone mass.
2) Bone Mineral density- Resistance training increased bone mineral density in older women, an increase that was retained for at least 1 year.
3) Strength- 8-week resistance training increased lower body strength in healthy older men and women with low muscle strength.
4) Fat Loss- Resistance training reduces body fat in young overweight adults compared to aerobic exercise.
5) Metabolic Rate-Resistance training increases metabolic rate on average 24% for up to 3 days after resistance exercise.


Virtual Career Fair

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Join us on Wednesday, March 24th at 1pm Central for our Virtual Job Fair discussing Dry Van opportunities in your area.

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Truck’d Up Chili

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The Truck’d Up Cooking monthly cooking in the truck series featuring Thomas Remington as @BeardedFlatbedGuy

Thomas Remington is featured on this week’s podcast,—Thomas-Remington-estjdo

Volume 1: Issue 1

This is an amazing recipe to either make-ahead of time (at home) or in the truck. The recipe is very flexible, allowing you to tailor it to your liking.

Why Chili?

Chili is an amazing food as it’s so versatile you can use it in so many ways. It can also be transformed in a multitude of ways.  The best part of making this recipe at home is you can package it into serving size portions and have it at the ready when you need it.

I will give the base recipe as well as ways to “doctor” it up. The base recipe is flexible enough to make this any way you like. Whether you like it mild and basic or hot and wild, this will work!

I cooked this recipe in my truck using an Instapot. However, at home in a stew pot works as well as a crockpot.

Here’s what you will need:

Ingredients for cooking truck'd up chili on the road in the truck or if you prefer to prep your meals before going over the road. Here are the basic ingredients, feel free to add more kick if you like.

If you like it with some kick, add some or all of the following:

If you like your chili thicker, add 1/4 cup Corn Meal the last hour of cooking.

To make this chili, it couldn’t be easier!

Combine all ingredients in a pot. Do not drain the cans. You want the liquid for flavor and to help thicken the chili. When you add the ground meat, pinch it into the pot so it will cook as the chili cooks and will add variable flavors to the chili. If cooking in a crockpot, set to low and cook 8 hours stirring occasionally.

      If cooking in an InstaPot, set to high on slow cook setting and cook 6-8 hours stirring occasionally. Using a cooking bag really helps with cleanup.

     If cooking on a stovetop, start on high heat until you reach a gentle boil. Then, reduce to a slow simmer for 4 hours.

    With all cooking methods, if you are adding Corn Meal to thicken, do this the last hour of cooking. Add a little bit at a time to prevent clumps. Stir well to incorporate completely. 

    You will notice, I did not call for any salt in this recipe. I feel it is not needed. However, if you feel it needs it, then, by all means, do so. The same goes for your favorite seasonings. This simply a great base to make into the best chili possible!!!

    I hope you enjoy this great recipe and happy eating!!

                                                         Sincerely, Thomas Remington

Want to read more about @BeardedFlatbedGuy? You can find him on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram or previously on our blog.

Cooking on the Road

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Some think that it’s near impossible to eat well when you are an over-the-road truck driver. Others…well, let’s just say, some know the tricks a little better than others. Thomas Remington is one of those “some”.
Like many, Thomas carries an Instantpot, crockpot, and grill (and now a stovetop burner) and his truck is equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. Unlike many, Thomas has mastered cooking in the truck.
We were able to sit down together last Friday and talk food. I’m warning you, this video MAY trigger some hunger pains. If it does, check out one of Thomas’ quick, “go-to” meals for little or no time.
Find Thomas on Instagram at @BeardedFlatbedGuy

Now, go ahead and get cooking in that truck!

Thomas Remington, Decker Truck Line Flatbed Lease Purchase driver tells us how cooking in a truck is an option for busy truck drivers.Driver spotlight is self-proclaimed trucking chef, Thomas Remington on cooking a the truck.See more of Thomas Remington on his Instagram @BeardedFlatbedguy#cooking#trucking#Decker

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