Hit the Deck

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.


Daily Extras - 

Randomly draw 26 more cards. Perform exercises as above for each.


Workout Notes:

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.


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Many wrote to me asking how she did it. Figured you'd want to hear it from the horse's mouth. Here you go.

Thank you Ashley for being so open and willing to share. 

What was most revealing to me about this interview is how simple she kept things. I think the exercising/dieting world has got some strange misconception that there is a SECRET to getting ripped a lean. There isn't.

More importantly, I learned that Ash didn't beat herself up to accomplish this look. She simply set a goal and went for it! Along the way she successfully managed a wonderful family (married mother of 2 - soon 3!) with a prosperous career. She did all of this without sacrificing health. That's the key. It's key to a lesson that many (esp those in my industry) could learn a lot from. 


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That time we did HTD at Blend Retreat. If you are a blogger, you really shouldn't be missing these. Thx for the photo Itzlinz.com!