After Traveling Workout

After Traveling Workout

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

April 7, 2017

I don't know about you, but after traveling for awhile my body gets really stiff. Especially if I have been on airplanes for multiple days in a row. This stiffness comes from multiple aspects of traveling: lack of movement, dehydration, and usually lack of proper nutrients. This is why I use a traveling workout to help work out the stiffness from my body.

With lack of movement comes built up toxins in the tissues and insufficient nutrient conversion within the cells. Movement helps to pump fluids and nutrients in and out of the cells, and without movement during traveling, then this pump action doesn't work as efficiently.

Also certain areas of the body tend to stiffen up more so than anywhere else, such as the front body, hips, and spine. Follow these movement patterns while traveling and your body will feel so much better!

Exercise Sets Time Note
Forward Lunge, Arms Overhead 3 1 minute With your arms, reach up and back with arms straight as you lunge.
Side Lung with Lateral Overhead Reach 3 1 minute As you side lunge, reach arms laterally (sideways) and overhead back towards your starting position
Diagonal Lunge with Arms Diagonal Reach 3 1 minute As you lunge, your hips will rotate open towards the back leg, and arms will go up and overhead
Backwards Diagonal Lunge with Arms Diagonal Reach 3 1 minute Lunge backwards and cross the standing leg, hips rotate towards reaching foot as you reach overhead
Plank with Leg Drivers Forward/Back, Side/Side, Rotational Under/Over 3 10 ea direction Push-up position, drive knee in towards chest, then up and back. Next lift leg up and move it side to side above on-ground leg. Finally, Rotate leg under the body, then open hip and rotate it out
About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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