A simple deck of cards is one of the easiest ways to plan your own workouts. While several companies have developed exercise playing cards specifically for workout routines, there's no reason to go out and buy a set if you have a good ol' deck of playing cards sitting around your house.
The premise for a deck of cards workout is this: For each suit in the deck, assign an exercise. For instance, spades are push-ups, diamonds are squats, hearts are alternating lunges and clubs are crunches. Flip through the deck of cards and for whatever suit turns up, do that exercise the number of times the card indicates (a two of spades would equal two pushups, an eight of hearts would.
I made it through about 42 cards, so you can go through a deck multiple times if you want a longer workout. Advertisement I liked this one, especially because so many sets were so short.
It's a deck of cards with a cariacture of the man doing various exercises on each suit. The game is pretty simple: shuffle the cards, deal a card, and do the exercise shown on the card. The reps are determined by the value of the card. I thought that it was a neat idea but I never used them. They just hung around my workout room for the past two years. Maybe the problem was that I'm a stubborn.
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The deck of cards method changed from day to day and the deck of cards created a randomized effect. You couldn’t get angry at the coaches because it was all the fate of the cards. The playing cards created a fun conditioning game of chance that served a purpose. Today we did the entire deck of cards in a bodyweight exercise format. You can.
To do the Deck of Cards Workout, grab a deck of cards. Each of the four suits represents a different exercise. Draw a card, and whatever suit is on it, you do the exercise. The number on the card.
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