Today’s Lifehacker Workout: The Deck Of Cards

Our group exercise program, The Lifehacker Workout, is in full swing, and today we’re mixing it up with a Deck of Cards workout. If you’re just joining us, no worries, dive in with us now.

Here’s a refresher for how to do this workout: Grab a deck of cards. Draw a card and the suit represents the exercise you do; the number on the card represents how many reps to do. If it’s a face card (jacks, queens, kings), do 5, 10 or whatever number of reps you feel comfortable with. Continue as fast as you can until you’ve completed the deck.

Because this can be intense, you can start with half the deck or a quarter of the deck.

These are the exercises we’ll be doing:

  • Hearts (easy to remember that aerobics work your heart) = Jumping Jacks or Jump rope if you have one (aerobics)
  • Diamonds = chair dips or bench dips
  • Clubs = knee-to-elbow plank
  • Spades = lunges

Tip: Take one card for each suit out and put a post-it note on top with the name of the exercise, as a reminder while you’re working out.

Instruction Videos for Deck of Cards Exercises

Jumping Jacks:

Chair Dips:

Knee-to-Elbow Plank:

Lunges: Front lunge:

Modification: Back lunge or rear lunge, which might be easier on your knees

For variation and a whole leg workout, you can also alternate in side lunges:

We’re logging our workouts on Fleetly and you can join our one-month challenge there as well.

Notes on Monday

By the way, Monday’s workout went really well, I think (I actually got outside my house! and managed 6 rounds of the strength exercises). It was nice to see so many people joining us and the comments. We had a playlist prepared (you can see it on YouTube) for Monday with videos you can workout along with, but unfortunately had issues with getting it embedded. We’ll post it on Friday.

If you’ve done Monday’s workout or today’s, tell us how it went!

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