FitnessU: The deck of cards workout

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Unearth that dusty pack of playing cards from the depths of your junk drawer. The same suits that clutter your workspace can boost your fitness. Enter the Deck-of-Cards workout—a customizable game to get you moving. You’ll need a deck of cards, a timer, and a mat. Assign a different exercise to each suit, shuffle, and let the face value dictate your rep count. See how many cards you can get through in 30 minutes, or try the ultimate challenge of completing the deck.

The moves

How does a deck of cards turn into a workout, anyway? Our trainer breaks it down, demos the moves, and gets you pumped.

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The warm-up

Now that you’ve got the concept, prep your body for what’s coming next with a dynamic warm-up.

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The workout

It all comes together here. Follow along with our trainer to complete one card of each suit. Ready for more? We tell you how to keep it rolling long after the video ends.

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