Exercise

Had Too Many Drinks Last Night? Try This Post-Hangover Workout

Going out and drinking in excess is a lot like having a cold. Alcohol is a toxin, which your body responds to with an inflammatory response. Just as if you had a cold, you wouldn’t kill yourself at the gym because you know your body is already in a weakened state. This low-key West Kept Secret post-hangover workout will get you sweating out the toxins from your night before and will make you feel as good as new!

Equipment needed: Yoga Mat

Warm Up: 1-mile run warm-up (either outdoors or on the treadmill)

Interval: Tabata: 40 seconds of work/20 seconds of rest x 6 static rounds at each station

Half burpees 

Start in a plank position on your palms. Bend your knees and jump them forward to meet your palms

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Plank Burpee (Step 1)
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Plank Burpee (Step 2)
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Plank Burpee (Step 3)

Alternating curtsy lunges

Start standing with the feet together step your right leg towards the back diagonal and lunge. Alternate from side to side to work the outer glutes.

 

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Curtsy Lunge

Plank Jacks

 Start in a plank position on your palms. Bend your knees and jump them out wider than the distance of the mat.

 

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Plank Jack (Step 1)
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Plank Jack (Step 2)

 

Spiderman push-ups

Start in a plank position on your palms. Bend your left knee to your left elbow as you perform a push-up. Repeat by alternating sides.

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Spiderman (Step 1)
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Spiderman (Step 2)

Flutter Kicks

Start by laying on your back with your hands under your glutes and your shoulders lifted off the ground, while the chin maintains a neutral position. Flex the feet and move them up and down as quickly as possible.

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Flutter Kicks

Scissor Kick

Start by laying on your back with your hands under your glutes and your shoulders lifted off the ground, while the chin maintains a neutral position. Flex the feet and turn the toes outward, crossing them over each other as quickly as possible.

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Scissor Kicks

-Marissa West, Founder, and Creator of West Kept Secret, ACE CPT, Charlotte, NC

 

Layout & Edits by: Angie Baquedano

 

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