Hi all! This is my first post, and I’m looking for nutritional, healing, training advice. I hang billboards. It’s a very demanding, fluctuating job. I’ve been at it for a year and a half now, and here comes winter again. My day always starts early, between 4 and 6am. We go to our shop to get our work. Billboards that you see on a highway are a stretched vinyl. The can range anywhere from 8x24, to 42x90 ft. Their weights range anywhere from five pounds to almost four hundred pounds.
My typical day is doing anywhere from 2 to 8 signs, which could be 5 to 220 ft. off the ground. These vinyls are manually pulled up. We normally do 14x48’s(60-80 lb’s pulled up by myself) and 20x60’s(120-160lb’s pulled up by myself and my partner). It’s hard to find time to eat, let alone stay hydrated.
There’s a lot of climbing involved, and lets just say that holding down a 20x60 ft vinyl, blowing in the wind, trying to lift you off the deck and blow on a highway becomes a full-body workout. I work 8 days a week with the random day off here and there. Will anyone help me break this down in to what I may need to work on with sleep, supplementation, nutrition, etc?