Hit The Deck Workout!

6:40 PM KyannaSimone 2 Comments

Have you guys ever heard of this? I first learned about it on The Biggest Loser and I just thought “I have to try this out one day,” so today is that day. I have this workout a try. How does it work? Let me explain.

So of course you grab your deck of cards and give them a nice shuffle. Each symbol on the card represents an exercise and the number on the card represents how many repetitions you should complete.

The hearts means you have to do lunges and since it’s a face card, a Jack it equals to 11, so that’s 11 reps of lunges.

Seven reps of crunches

Four reps of push-ups

Another face card, which is a king, so that calls for 13 reps of reverse crunches.

The aces are your one-minute break, so take them.

I’ve seen variations of what some do with the aces and turn it into an extra workout and increase the reps to 14 or 20. Since I was replicating the Jillian Michaels workout, I decided to use it as the one-minute break and trust me, you’re going to need it.

I originally thought this was going to be so easy, but after completing it I am changing my mind, it was a tad difficult because you didn’t know what was coming and from time to time you could end up doing multiple sets of the same exercise back to back. But if you find that you can complete this once with ease, then reshuffle the cards and complete it again.

To watch the video of this workout, head over to my Instagram!
Let me know if you decide to try this workout. I want to know how you feel afterwards. 

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  1. This looks tough, but a fun way to switch it up.

  2. How fun! I'm going to have to grab my cards and try this.