Playing Card Workout


Link: Playing Card Workout

I’m a fan of Fitocracy and their workout ideas, and their playing card workout is handy when you travel and want to make sure you workout without carrying stuff around, just pack a deck of cards, or even use your computer…

All you do is choose any four individual exercises and assign each a suit. The number on the card is the number of reps you do (Ace is one, face cards are worth 10).

For instance:

  • Hearts: body weight squats
  • Diamonds: calf raises
  • Clubs: body weight lunges
  • Spades: side lunges

Simply deal yourself seven cards at a time, and do the exercises!

First draw:

First set:

  • Lunge x 7
  • Squat x 5
  • Lunge x 6
  • Side Lunge x 10
  • Side Lunge x 7
  • Lunge x 8
  • Calf Raise x 4

Infinitely variable!

Not feeling a leg day? Substitute push up variations and bench dips.

Are you injured and have prescribed PT exercises every day? Substitute your band exercises and stretches.

Do you want to do some yoga? Substitute in some basic poses, like downward facing dog and Warriors 1-3, and see how you can move from one to the other.

Want a super explosive workout? Jump squats, Burpees, Clapping push ups, and Box jumps will give you just that.

Choose a suit for each, and go for it.




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Written by: Roger, on April 4, 2022, in Links, Startup.



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