Deck of cards workouts are a fun way to switch it up! Each suit corresponds to a different exercise and the number tells you how many reps to do. Flip over one card at a time until you've gone through the entire deck.
I love this type of workout because you never know what exercise is coming next and you’re never doing one thing for very long! This workout combines four strength training moves that work your legs, arms and core along with four cardio movements to keep your heart rate up! Each exercise has a quick video linked to it if you need to check for form.
All you’ll need for this workout is a deck of cards. There are also smartphone apps for deck of cards workouts you can download if you want to take this to the gym.
Full Body Deck of Cards Workout
Every suit in the deck of cards represents a different exercise and the card value equals the number of reps:
Example: You flip over a 10 of hearts… you do 10 push-ups.
All face cards represent a high intensity cardio move and you do 20 reps of each.
- Jacks: 20 jumping jacks Video
- Queens: 20 plank jacks Video
- Kings: 20 squat jumps Video
- Aces: 20 mountain climbers Video
Example: You flip over a king of any suit… you do 20 jump squats.
As with all workouts, make sure to warm up for 5-10 minutes beforehand.