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How to Stretch and Exercise After Travel (in a Hotel Room)

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How to Stretch After Travel

Fresh off a plane, train, or automobile? Here are a few ways to get your body stretched out. You can use this sequence as post-travel recovery or to prepare yourself for a hotel room workout.

This stretching series is designed for intermediate to advanced athletes:

  • Couch stretch
  • Supine wall sit
  • Modified crow

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How to Exercise After Travel

It can be hard to get excited about working out at your hotel. But getting in our exercise after travel is important to getting our energy up and acclimating to a new schedule. So, what if we turned your workout into play time by using a bit of improvisation?

This intermediate workout will take you through a circuit of 5 exercises for 20 repetitions using items commonly found in hotel rooms. Repeat the circuit 2-4 times, minimizing how much you rest:

  • Overhead suitcase squat, 20 reps
  • Handstand hold, 30 seconds
  • Suitcase get-up, 20 reps
  • Bulgarian split squat with chair, 10 reps each side
  • Alternating Russian water bottle swing, 20 reps

Liz Marmesh
Liz is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and 200HR Yoga Instructor. Liz has been in the fitness industry since 2003, working in fitness education, fitness management, personal training, and group fitness in Boston, South Beach, Los Angeles, and the DC area. Liz graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters in Exercise Physiology.

A believer in constant movement, Liz has partnered with clients of all types to achieve various end goals. You can catch her teaching yoga at Ballston CrossFit in Arlington, Virginia.

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