Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Card Deck Exercise

I'm sure some of you are familiar with this exercise but I have recently learned about it and thought I would share it just in case there are others like me! 

If you don't have a gym or a DVD player to get your workout in, I'm sure that you have a deck of cards laying around your house. Or you can grab one from most gas stations for nothing. I'm know you are wondering how a deck of cards is going to help you get your workout on but hang in there and trust me.

For each suit assign a workout move. For example: hearts - burpees, clubs - push ups, spades - squats, and diamonds - jumping jacks or stance jacks. For face cards (king, queen, ect.) assign an amount; jacks 10, queens, 15, and kings 20. Whatever amount you want to do based on your level of fitness. 

Now grab a card, for whatever suit it is perform the assigned exercise for the amount on the card, or the amount you have chosen for the face card. Then make your way though the deck of cards as fast as you can.

This exercise can be intense so if you can't make it through the first time, just try to accomplish more the next time. Soon you will be running through the deck twice!

Hopefully a few of you guys learned a new tool to add to your workout arsenal! Every little bit helps!

Have you tried the deck of cards workout?
What are the moves you assign?

Eat clean, train hard, and inspire others!
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