I haven’t been posting much on the specific topic of fitness from a backpack, so I thought I’d share a quick workout that not only gives the body some activity, but helps pass the time during long layovers.
Step one: Search the airport for an open area with minimal people (for their safety and yours) with different heights to work off of. Ex: chairs, stools, curbs, poles, planters, etc.
Da Nang, Vietnam (waiting for my flight to Ho Chi Minh)
I scored on this one as I found a huge stair case, bonus! What’s this at the bottom? An empty gate with several seats, double bonus!
Since the workouts themselves weren’t going to be the most intense, I used the staircase for an interval style of training. A set of chair reps followed by a sprint up the stairs followed by a “break” walking back down the steps.
20 lunges per leg…
Then sprint up!
20 push-ups… Sprint!
40 dips… Sprint!
100 Flutter kicks… Sprint!
Repeat 3x’s (or until they announce “final call” for your flight, then you finish with a sprint to the gate while searching your carry-on bag for your boarding pass and trying not to loose your flips). I made it.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (waiting for my flight to Bangkok)
I didn’t find a wicked stair case or an empty terminal, but I did come across a bare wall standing next to a step. Success!
Silly pose for fun
Handstand, why not?
I looked over at this bench for a cool down and also spotted a hip height bar… Score!
Tuck-ups (or crunches) and a side plank
I always carry an elastic band with me (feel free to laugh here) and this bar made for a perfect base so I could due some bicep curls!
Now stretch it all out…
4 airports, 3 workouts, 2 flights down and one to go. Time for sleep before my final flight to Chiang Mai… this evenings bed is a window seal of the Bangkok airport. Good night!