Monday, March 5, 2012

The Easy Peasy Workout Game

So it's that time of year again. You know. When the boys start getting very ansy to be outside doing their running and jumping and goofing around. But it's still so cold. Maybe rainy and snowy. As a leader, I bet there are some den meetings that you just want to pull your hair out because they're so keyed up. Today, I have a solution for you. 

I was taught this in a P.E. class a couple of weeks ago. It's a great workout. It takes a deck of cards and some space. That's it. Each suit in the deck is a different exercise. Hearts = squats, Diamonds = push ups, Clubs = sit ups, Spades = jumping jacks, Jokers = running to the corner, running up and down stairs twice, running around the gym, anything to get the heart rate up. If you use cards other than face cards, just assign by color. You can choose whatever exercises you want. There are so many to choose from. Then, shuffle the deck and start with the top card. 2-10 = face value, J = 11, Q = 12, K = 13, A = 14. Pick a card and do the exercise that many times. Jack of Hearts would be 11 squats. 2 of Diamonds would be 2 push ups. It's constantly changing and it's a very good and fun workout. And you learn really quick that you want the face cards and aces first. . .

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