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!
|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|