Make Your Workout More Exciting With a Deck of Cards

Do you want to add more variety to your workouts? If so, this deck of cards workout leaves what exercises and how many reps you’ll be doing to chance. You’ll assign exercises to each suit, draw cards, and do the exercises associated with the suit of the card for the number of reps indicated by the card. The best part of the workout is all you need is a deck of cards. Here’s how to design a deck of cards workout.

Choose Your Workout Focus

Decide what part of your body you want to work out and if you want to focus on strength or cardio. You can make it a total body workout by selecting exercises that incorporate upper body, lower body, core, and cardio.

Assign an Exercise For Each Suit

Based on the focus of your workout, assign different exercises for each suit. If you want to focus on legs, you can do squats for every heart card and lateral lunges for every spade card.

Know Your Reps

For the face cards, you can count them as a certain number like jacks equal 10 reps or special moves like glute bridges or supermans. The jokers can be 30-second rests.

Set a Time Limit

You want to get through all 52 cards plus jokers as quickly as possible during this workout, which means there’s little to no break between flipping cards. To get through a whole deck of cards will probably take you between 15 to 20 minutes, but you could always challenge yourself to finish in 10 minutes or set intervals with time limits.

Shuffle Your Cards

Before you start make sure your cards are well shuffled because you don’t want to perform the same exercise over and over again.