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Okay so let’s talk about travel and fitness…
We are headed to the LA Fit Expo and will be challenged (again) by travel’s effect on our training regimen. I wanted share my travel hacks for arriving ready to tackle whatever lies ahead:
Travel can be a broad term so let’s assume that you’re going across time zones. Jet lag and time restrictions present a challenge to the body; the speed at which the body recovers post flight depends on the condition your body pre-travel.
Do not stay up all night to get a good a nap in on the plane. This just increases jet leg by knocking your circadian sleep rhythm even more out of whack, and don’t drink bloody marys until you pass out! This will just lead to dehydration and a groggy post flight experience.
The days leading up to take make sure your body’s circadian sleep rhythm has been nourished by going to bed and waking up at roughly the same time. Working out according to your travel schedule 3-5 days leading up to and if possible, the day of your flight. Do not plan an eight-hour flight and max out on deadlifts the day of or before as this will make for some tight erectors! Instead, do moderate work outs that correspond in a commonsensical way to the length of your flight.
If you do not have time for a preflight workout, consider walking to the gate instead of taking the train the whole way, and don’t just walk – Speed Walk. You won’t even look foolish it happens all the time in the airport.
Once you arrive to your gate, do a little stretching, do what you’re comfortable with and consider a focus on your calves, quads and hammies. For those less self-consciousness, get jiggy with it and do birds of paradise (if you can). The point is your body will stagnate after several hours of immobility and dehydration so get your stretching in before takeoff. Once on the flight, pound water. Bring a water bottle just empty it out before security or better yet drink it down before security confiscates it. This will keep you hydrated but also and this is important it will give you motivation to move a lot during the flight. While sleeping on flight is a feat that is the center of so much jealousy it is over rated. This will come as no surprise passing out on the plane is not great for your neck, shoulders, or back. For super long flights do the best you can but for flights that are only only a few hours do some work, and move … a lot.
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