Did you dress up today? Truth is, I’m really not a big halloween person – we turn the porch lights off and don’t ever get candy – sorry kiddos. However, I do find it fun to dress up for classes! Today was 80s workout gear + 80s workout music.
I brought along some chocolate covered fruit (pineapple stars, grapes, bananas and oranges) + orange slices. Tricky treats I called them. The leftovers I’m currently enjoying as I type this.
I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve talked about much fitness related. Actually, looking back the last post was in July. This burpee-rific body blast interval workout. Yikes! Time to share another workout!
The poker workout for today I’ve done a few times in a couple different classes, with different exercises to mix it up. It’s a fun change and although there are grunts, most people seems to enjoy it. The latest poker workout was actually requested, so of course I obliged. 🙂
Here’s the breakdown of any poker workout, then I’ll share an example of one you can, and totally should do.
What you need:
- 52 card poker deck
- 8 different exercises
- time limit to push yourself
I’ve done this in 45 minute classes (so about 35 minutes of active work after the warm up + cool down/stretch), and out of the 3 times, we’ve gotten through the entire deck right at the end. I think a time limit pushes you to keep going as you tire.
You’ll assign a different exercise to the 2-10 of hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs + the A, J, Q and K. When you draw a numbered card, you complete that many reps of the exercise (say hearts are pushups and you pick the 8 of hearts, you then do 8 pushups).
The Poker Workout
Now onto a workout! Try this one on your own, or with a group of friends! It’s fun, I promise. 🙂
Hearts – wide hand pushups
Diamonds – tricep dips
Spades – renegade row
Clubs – backward stepping lunges with hammer curls
Jack – 1 minute wall sit
Queen – 10 burpess
King – 10 squat jumps
Ace – 1 minute plank
Pick a 6 of clubs: do 6 backward stepping lunges with hammer curls on each leg (so really 12 lunges)
Pick an ace of spades: hold a plank for 1 minute
Pick a 10 of spades: 10 renegade rows each arm (see a video of the exercise here)
Pick 4 aces in a row: you’re doing 4 minutes of planks 🙂
Have you ever done a poker workout? Do you totally want to now?! (yes, yes, yes) Did you dress up, or plan to tonight?
Have a great day!