Get Ready For Dynamic Stretching in 2015

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HEFFERNAN, Dec 11, 2014.


    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Our center is the guinea pig for a new stretching format for UPS driver's PCMs starting soon.

    Apparently, UPS has paid for patented "Dynamic Stretching" exercises from a sports wellness company/person and in the middle of peak, had our whole center come in early 2 days in a row for a presentation and demonstration. Corporate safety honchos flew in and are gung-ho on implementing this into the UPS culture.


    * We were presented with info on how our normal stretching exercises aren't good enough
    * We were told it was more important to create a higher heart rate for better blood flow to carry oxygen through our body
    * We were told that we need to warm up the ligaments and joints in slow stretches to get them ready for work
    * We were shown 19 new stretching exercises that will be implemented into our daily PCM routine to improve flexibility and balance.
    * After each presentation, the drivers were cornered by higher ups for impromptu "What did you think?" and "Which exercise did you like the most?"
    * Our DM mentioned something about coming in early for stretching while a video of the exercises are played

    Usually we do the same 2 or 3 stretches during PCM so this will probably be more beneficial but not sure if they want us to come in early to do this or have us memorize the exercises and do them home. The presentation was well done and the owner of this company was a good public speaker and knowledgable. Just wanted to give you all a heads-up when you hear about it coming to your center.
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Is this going to become part of the dok??
  3. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    I thought we already did dynamic stretches, Vaseline optional
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    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I don't know, but it seems they are going to push us into knowing them and doing them properly
  5. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    I know how to stretch and exactly how much stretching I need, dammit. I'll tell them where they can dynamically shove it.
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  6. BlackCat

    BlackCat Member

    They have tried doing stretching exercises in my center and they get about 20% participation. After a couple weeks they stopped doing it all together.
  7. rkctkc

    rkctkc Member

    They can't make you stretch. What if someone were to get hurt while doing these dynamic stretches.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What if someone refused to participate and then got hurt?
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    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    What if you get hurt when you didn't do the stretches. That's when they blame you for getting hurt. It's a Catch-22
  10. rkctkc

    rkctkc Member

    They always make everything our fault anyway. Even if you participated in the stretch.
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  11. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Just another BS program to ding us with.
  12. Just put some routes In! Quit spending money,on stupid stuff. It's work,not the olympics.
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  13. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    I never waste my time with that BS. I do however enjoy watching and listening to other drivers making fart noises when the center manager reaches down to touch his toes in these faux stretching exercises.

    Nothing like starting off your day with a good laugh.
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  15. Box Ox

    Box Ox Would rather be driving an E-frame

    I get enough "dynamic stretching" in every first quarter of my day when I'm often belly down with *ss in the air on top of a cardboard mountain trying to reach or dig for a 1000 or 2000 shelf package that my loader apparently wants me to see but also really work for if I don't want to redeliver to the area later.
  16. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Haven't been to a pcm in over 6 years, so.......

    Bring it
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Not really tons of studies show cold stretching does nothing for you and can even cause harm. A good lawyer would eat them alive.

    Typical ups stuck in the 20th century.
  18. They can pay me to stretch all they want. I hope I don't pop something though. That would be expensive.
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  19. Somebody with a degree,trying to justify their job.
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  20. It would be kinda funny to watch you stretch.