Friday is one of those days we associate with fun – it’s Fri-yay, lets have that drink, eat that chocolate, in fact in our house we’ve renamed it to Treat Friday. We pop to the local news agent on the way home from school, have a chat with the ‘lovely lady’ who works there on a Friday afternoon (we really should ask her name) and leave with a chocolaty treat to have with a cuppa when we get home.
Anyway, rambling as usual. The point here is to remember to make Friday count when you’re training. Earn that glass of wine, lady.
Friday morning is the weekly ‘shed’ session with five lovely ladies and Craig. Today he decided to give it to us full barrels, and we did a Pack of Cards workout. Not heard of that? (probably a good thing). Let me tell you more…
Firstly, get a pack of actual playing cards (hence the name). Assign a set of exercises to each suite, and choose an exercise to assign to it. So, for example:
- Diamonds = (Jump) Squats, Jumping Jacks, Lunges
- Hearts = Shoulder Press, Bicep Curls (with a weight), Tricep Dips
- Spades = Chest Press, Push Ups, Mountain Climbers, Burpees
- Clubs = Core (sit ups, alternate leg raises, crunches)
(You might want to write it down if your brain is as useless as mine)
Assign a number to each card – this will be your number of reps.
- 2 = 2 reps
- 3 = 3 reps
- 4 = 4 reps
- 5 = 5 reps
- 6 = 6 reps
- 7 = 7 reps
- 8 = 8 reps
- 9 = 9 reps
- 10 = 10 reps
- Jack = 11 reps
- Queen = 12 reps
- King = 13 reps
- Ace = 14 reps (yes it hurts!)
- Joker = 10 0f everything
Then shuffle up your cards and off you go! I’ll put them on an downloadable exercise card a bit later too.
Happy Friday lovely people.