Show your body some love this Valentine’s Day and revamp your workout for once with this fitness game featured in Primal Blueprint Fitness. Grab a deck of cards and get ready to feel the burn with a rousing (literally) game of Primal Poker.
Primal Poker is a fun workout that you can update as you wish, and you’ll be sure to feel a different muscle every time. You’re never sure exactly what you’re going to get with Primal Poker, which makes it the perfect combination of fun, challenging and effective.
Hearts: push ups
Diamonds: pull ups
The workout: After you assign an exercise to each suit (like above) and after you’re properly warmed up, turn over the first card. Say you get the 8 of Clubs: do eight squats. Face cards are worth ten, with aces worth 12. Jokers are wild, so make them whatever exercise you want. It’s okay if you draw a few of one suit in a row– push through the pain. For spades/planks, multiply the value by four and do a plank for that many seconds. A Queen of Spades, then, means a 40 second plank. Do the entire deck for time.
To increase the difficulty: Add some weighted implements to your workout. Toss a sandbag over your shoulders for the squats and drape it over your back during push ups.
To decrease the difficulty: Work with fewer cards or substitute chair dips, or whatever easier exercise you wish.
Thanks Mark’s Daily Apple for this awesome workout!