A deck of card is not usually what you would think of when you think of working out but I have to tell you that it caught my attention and I thought I would check it out.
The basic concept is easy. You have a deck of cards which is 4 suits and 2 Jokers. Take each suit and assign it a body part for the workout.
Then for each body part add 1-2 exercises.
Arms = Tricep Dips and Push Ups
Legs = Squats and Lunges
Cardio = Jumping Jacks and Burpees
Diamonds = Crunches and Reverse Crunches
All the Aces = 1 minute plank and the 2 Jokers = ½ mile run.
Shuffle the cards – Yes the entire deck! Place them in a pile face down. Draw the first card.
So its spades so you do legs. Start with squats. Since it is a 10 of spades you do 10 squats. Next time you get a spade you do lunges. The reps you do is whatever the card number is.
Face cards = 15 reps
After your done with that card you draw the next.
This means 15 Jumping Jacks.
This was actually quite fun since you have no idea what the next card will be. I kept a pen and paper next to my cards to keep track of how many moves I did with each card. I also wore my HRM to see how many calories this burned.
This entire workout (all 52 cards) including the two jokers (1 mile run) took me 45 minutes and I burned 465 calories. Not bad and it went by pretty quick.
Here is the page I put together to keep track of what I needed to do.
Have you ever done a deck of cards workout?