Draw cards from a standard 52-card deck plus 2 Jokers.

Each card drawn determines which exercise to do and the number of reps.

Suit determines the exercise:

Hearts = Push-Ups Diamonds = Sit-Ups Clubs = Air Squats Spades = Box jumps (24/20 in) Card value determines the number of reps (face cards = 10, Aces = 11). Jokers = 15 Burpees


Before the clock starts pick the first card from the deck to determine what exercise to do and how many reps. Card value = number of reps (face cards = 10, Aces = 11). Don’t have a deck of cards handy? Check out the ‘Draw a Card’ app (iOS)‘. Score is the time it takes to complete the work dictated by all 54 cards.

Tips and Strategy

To minimize transition times and keep moving you may pick all cards in advance to determine the whole workout or have someone else choose the cards one-at-a-time before you’re ready for the next movement. Alternative Versions The movements above are one example but any five movements (and any equipment – or no equipment) may be used. To design your own version of the workout, select five movements that correspond to each of the four suits (Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, Spades) plus Jokers in a standard 52-card deck of playing cards. Jokers are typically a longer movement or higher-rep movement.