With  a deck of cards perform exercises as drawn for each of the following:

Hearts = pushups
Diamonds = situps
Clubs = squats
Spades = burpees

Numbered cards are done for reps as numbered 
Face cards are 10 reps 
Aces are 15 reps
Jokers = 400m run

As soon as 1/2 the class is done with the card - we move on!
Rx is awarded to those who do all reps

21 Day Extras - 

Complete two 800m skip runs. 

In terms of luring people to come in to GPP, this display will likely be the worst thing we've ever done ...

Please tell your friends we aren't crazy. :)

Workout Notes:

Originally HTD was done at a blisteringly high speed. I think the record on this workout was somewhere in the 18 min category. Mind you, this number reflects fully HALF (probably more) the class staying on the Rx.

Since we are in a 21 day challenge, expect this sucker to come at you hard! We'll be flipping cards pretty fast. We challenge you to hang today. Really try. Rookies ignore this. Simply focus on form. The speed comes later. Vets - time to step up (while you are also focusing on form).

The invulnerable GPP "Deck" is all-knowing. It will assess the fitness needs of each of you as you (both singularly and collectively) prepare to storm this workout. After this assessment it will deliver to you  a workout that is appropriate for your immediate healthy needs. Sometimes it advocates long strings of identical suits of cards. Do NOT murmur. Instead rejoice in the long strings of identical suits, for on this day, the Deck will have uniquely blessed you with delivery from your unhealthy doom.

BTW - the record for the longest string of burpees was 42. It occurred at the end of the workout, in late Oct. of 2008 at the 5:45 pm class, on the red mat in the SE corner of the old FZ. Some of you were there. Please post "Hell Yeah" to comments if you were one of the chosen few who did them.

Challenge Notes:

GET RID OF YOUR CANDY! You and your kids have had it around for 4 days now. At this point it does nobody any good.

Check out Dr. Paul Larsen's offer to buy back your candy! Pic below. It's a win/win Ya'll. Click the pic to go the Larsen Family Dental page. 

Remember to post today. Time to get back into that habit. It'll propel you (and all of us) to new heights of fitness. Thank you in advance for your contribution. It helps me. I read every one - every day. 

That skip run is ROUGH. Just warning you in advance. Looks silly, but will waste you! Careful with it. Might want to consider bringing a headlamp if you normally do this in the dark. 


Candy goes to a good cause!

The Utah Jazz Dancers helped me pioneer this workout, roughly 7 years ago. Here they are finishing it Tuesday eve.