Design your own workout!
~ Deck of Cards ~
A Deck of Cards workout is a GREAT way to get an intense workout in a short amount of time. Not only that, but you can usually do the workout with minimal space (if that is your situation) and you can choose exercises that don't require any equipment.
Simply assign one exercise to each suit. Shuffle your cards. Flip one card over. If it's the 10 of hearts, do 10 of whatever exercise you assigned to hearts. Continue until you have flipped and completed every card!
Face cards = 10.
Aces = 15 or assign aces their own special terrible exercise- like a run around the block!
Sometimes, you may want to assign a certain exercise to be done in intervals of 10. For instance, when I do jump rope for clubs, the 3 of clubs is 30 jump rope rotations (not three!).
Tips to create your own Deck of Cards Workout:
1. Pick 1 exercise that uses your entire body.
Ex: jumping jacks, burpees, mountain climbers
2. Pick 1 exercise that targets your core.
Ex: sit ups, bicycles, leg lifts
3. Pick 1 exercise that targets your upper body.
Ex: dips, push ups
4. Pick 1 exercise that targets your lower body.
Ex: squats, squat jumps, ski jumps, high knees
** Or ignore the previous tips and do your own thing! Want high cardio? Pick exercises that will get your heart rate up. Want to target your core? Pick all ab exercises. **
Seriously, there is no wrong way to do it!
Now that I have given you the basic guidelines, you can create your own! Feel free to share your own Deck of Cards Workout in the comments section below!
However, if you'd rather follow something I came up with, choose from one of the following workouts:
**Push ups can be modified and done on your knees
Aces = Mountain Climbers (r + l = 1)
**Jump rope should be done in intervals of 10. Ex: 3 of clubs = 30 rotations
**Bicycles should be doubled. Ex: 4 of diamonds = 8 bicycles. (r + l = 1)
Aces = Run around the block!
Challenge: Pick one of my workouts, or design your own.
Get up 20 minutes early tomorrow morning and get your sweat on before your day beings!
You will feel fabulous!
Feel free to share your own Deck of Cards Workout!