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Cardio Hit the Deck Workout

I had a request the other day for a variation on the “Hit the Deck” workout. It is a workout that you use a deck of cards. Each suit represents a different exercise. The nice thing about the workout is you can do so many different exercises and it is a different workout every time you shuffle the deck. I focused on more cardio strength moves today, but you can use the concept and put in any exercises you would like to do. You set your timer for “stopwatch mode”, and work at your own pace. Take breaks when you need to, and modify the exercises to fit your level. The workout breakdown is below. I used my 30 lb sandbag, 10 lb set of dumbbells and my 18″ box. I show you alternative moves if you don’t have the equipment, or you are a beginner just starting out.

Set timer for Stopwatch:

Hearts = Sandbag Clean & Press
Diamonds = Box Jumps
Clubs = V-up touch under legs
Spades = Plies Squat Jumps

(You do the number of reps based on the number on the card)

Ace = 11x Burpee Chair Sit with Front Raise
Jacks, Queens, Kings = 10x exercise in the suit

Enjoy,

Michele