It doesn’t matter if you’re new to working out or seasoned, the workout below will shake things up in your routine making your journey to killer hot body even more fun.
But first let me ask, which area of the body do you think most people obsess over most? The abs, of course. Yes, they want their butt, their legs and their arms to look good too but all in all, having a lean mean core is what people covet most.
Now back to the workout. If you’re looking for a fun way to get the abs of your dreams, here’s a work out you can use with – get this….a deck of playing cards. It’s officially called The Admirals workout, created by Nathan Borchers, fitness coach for endurance athletes and owner of Why Not Now? The best thing about this workout is that its fun and easy and anyone on any fitness level can do it.
First, you need to take a deck of playing cards and place them face down in front of you. Then for each card you pull, do the following exercises. Hold them for anywhere from 20 to 60 seconds each:
2s – Planks: Place elbows and toes on the ground and maintain straight body posture.
3s – Rotational squats: Place your feet shoulder distance apart, put arms straight out in front of you, then squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Afterwards, rotate 90 degrees while alternating left and right. Come back to center. Stand up and do it again.
4s-10s – Do the same number of push ups as the card value. For example, if you draw a 7 of hearts, do 7 pushups.
Jacks – Do crunches for 20 to 60 seconds.
Queens – Leg lifts: Lay down on your back, then lift and hold your legs six inches off the ground. Extend your arms above your head for an extra challenge.
Kings – Flutter kicks: Lay flat on the ground. Hold your legs about 6 inches off the ground then kick slightly, with a range of motion of 4-6 inches.
Aces – Superman plank: Start in plank position, then raise your right hand off the ground and extend. While doing this, raise your left foot off the ground. Hold it for 2 seconds then return to plank position. Repeat with left arm and right foot.
Try to do this for every card, until you’ve completed the entire deck. If that feels too daunting at first, then it may be best to start with half a deck. And that’s it, no equipment required!
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