FITNESS FIX: The Hangover Workout

Go on, sweat out the booze. You'll feel better after, I promise!

Oct 21, 2011 at 4:00pm | Leave a comment

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Sexy person trainer, David Kirsch, is responsible for all kinds of hot bodies including those of Heidi Klum and Anne Hathaway. But what I love about David’s approach to fitness is that his moves are really uncomplicated and doable. Not to mention they WORK.

Last week, David showed me how to get in a painless workout the morning after a night of boozing, at his living room-chic Maidson Square Park gym. Does this sound impossible? Well it’s not, I promise.

David is such a fitness genius that he eliminated all the downward facing, headache-worsening, nausea-inducing moves that you can’t deal with when you're hungover. This three-step series gets you moving and flushes out the bad stuff in under an hour. See, totally doable! Check it out:

1) Start off on the treadmill with some brisk incline walking. I set my speed to 3.8 and my incline to 6. Double your hangover-blasting potential by doing shoulder presses using 3lb dumbbells. Then triple it by watching Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event for the 17th time, like me. Aim for 20 minutes.

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2) Next up, grab a pair of 5 lb. dumbbells. With your weights down by your sides, lunge forward with your left foot, bending knees at 90 degrees. Push through your left foot to stand, and curl your weights towards your shoulders. Repeat for 15 reps then switch to the right side.

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3) Since a full plank has definite nausea potential, get into this modified version instead. If you don't have a bench, a medicine ball works too. Hold your plank for at least a minute.

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Repeat steps 2 and 3 a few more times.

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There you go; totally manageable hangover workout complete! I seriously felt a million times better after. Now tell you what you do to ward off the morning after voms. In the comments, go!