An improvised vaca-style workout – who knew a deck of cards could be so deadly?

Alright folks, this is my first attempt at blogging from WordPress for Blackberry so bear with me. 😉

Just dropping in to say hi from rainy New England and to share a pretty damn intense workout to try next time you’re in a pinch for a workout and find yourself equipment-less. Grab a deck of cards. Yup, that’s all you need (props to Scott for suggesting it!).

We did two rounds.

Round 1: lunges and squats.
For every black card, we did lunges (working both legs). For every red card, squats. The clincher? For every face card, its 10 reps, for the ace, its 15 reps. Damn, those lunges add up quickly at that pace, especially since we hit black back-to-back a bunch of times. Whoa.

Round 2: pushups and sit-ups. Same rules apply. For these, I mixed up the ab work, including planks, v-sit, crunches, bicycles, etc. Again, those pushups add up wayyyy too fast!!

Of course, this was after Jo and I did three rounds of five sets of band work, working our upper body, primarily. All in all, a damn good improv workout considering any outdoor activity is off-limits today thanks to the rain!

So anyway, next time you’re looking for a new challenge, give this one a whirl, but beware, it might sting a little. 😉

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