Last month, when I was in New Brunswick at a Mastermind Meeting, one of the guys asked, “What should we do after a long drive?”
We just drove around 2 1/2 hours from the airport to our meeting spot.
I started chatting and then the guy (Eric Wong) said, wait, lets do a video on it.
Well the video did not turn out great because of an old cellular phone but below are the tips that I suggested.
Rick Kaselj, MS
Eric: Hey what’s up everybody, Eric here, and I just arrived in New Brunswick out here in a little cottage. You can take a look at this, a rustic little cottage, and I am with my friend, Rick Kaselj.
He is a fellow Canadian from the West Coast BC. He is an injury specialist and he is really good at helping people heal their bodies through exercise, different movements, stretching or whatever it takes to heal your body.
What I was thinking was I would ask Rick of what would be good to do after traveling. For us, we’ve been sitting on the plane for a few hours and we drove for two and a half hours drive from the airport.
So Rick, what is the good thing to do or things to do after traveling?
Rick Kaselj: What I recommend for people is to mobilize their hip and reversing the sitting position they were in.
The first thing is to stand up, move into a diagonal stance, contract the glutes and bring your back hip forward. You will feel a stretch in your quadriceps and hip flexor but also movement in your hip joint.
With this movement, I am trying to turn on the glutes which are turned off from sitting for so long, and then the quads and the hip flexors are shortened up so I want to stretch them out. I will do this for five times on one side and then five times to the other side.
The second thing that I will do is just going to do five back arches. You are arching back and loosening up that back.
Summarizing, I loosen up the back and I loosen up the hip, activate what’s turned off and stretch out what’s tight from a long drive. Just doing five repetitions ends up helping reverse what we put our body into from the long flight and drive.
Eric: Right on. It’s quick and easy stuff that you can do, just squeeze those glutes and activate those glutes, mobilize open the hips up, and arch the back to neutralize those lumbar discs to reverse that sitting posture to keep your back healthy and stay feeling good.
Okay guys, thank Rick for shooting that quick video for us and I will post where you can find more about him just around this video somewhere up there or down below. Alright guys, peace!
Take care and bye bye.
Rick Kaselj, MS.