I love this idea. I've heard of it before, thanks for reminding me! I like the idea of playing it with kids, as I'm a teacher. They could do push ups, star jumps, mountain climbers, shuttle runs and something else!
I think you could also "play" this with your kids, using age-appropriate challenges. I suspect they'd find it hilarious AND fun to do.
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If you work out with friends or a boot camp group, you should try this game. This game keeps exercising interesting and gives you a great workout.
Take a deck of cards and label each card an exercise. For example: All red number cards are push ups and you do as many push ups as the number. Red 7 means 7 push ups. All black numbers are jump squats and you do that many jump squats. The Jacks are 10 lunges, queens are 20 crunches, kings are 10 weight push ups, Jokers are 20 mountain climbers. All of the people you are working out with takes turns picking a card and then everyone in the group does the exercise written on the card picked. Just keep taking turns picking cards until all the cards have been picked, or you can see how many cards you get through in a set amount of time. You can also put different exercises on the cards, the ones listed above are just suggestions. This makes exercising more fun and interesting because you never know what card will be picked next! I hope you all try it!
1 more thing: My friend, who I made play this game, hated it at first but then by the end she loved it because it forced her to work out and kept her from lazily walking around the gym pretending to work out. :)
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