Living in Alaska, we all know the physical demand that those long flights can place on us, zapping our energy and increasing our stiffness, aches, and pains. Why not arrive at your destination feeling great instead of awful? Hopefully you are familiar with proper hydration, nutrition, and vitamins so here are some exercises to help!
I just returned from a trip where I needed to hit the ground running upon arrival and it did not let up until I returned home. So I packed some training gear as a personal carry on item for my flights. Now I’m not recommending throwing a kettlebell into your bag, but there is some easy to transport gear that gives you a great advantage to use in between flights and in the hotel room. Some basics I took to utilize for a great bodyweight training program that did not take up much space at all: Hollow Foam Roller with carry bag, multiple sizes of thick resistance loop bands, and an Alpha mobility ball, all of which fit neatly inside the hollow portion of my foam roller. Taken as a personal carry on item on the plane, it allowed me to train during layovers. And as a bonus, my back pain from sitting on those long uncomfortable flights was easy to manage and made me feel great and ready to go!
To help get you started, check out the video above for a travel flight routine. Try them and see how you feel, and if you need more ideas or have questions on exercises not filmed, check us out on Facebook or give us a call!