Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Yesterday I stumbled across the FitDeck-Bodyweight (Exercise Playing Cards) program in a magazine I was reading. I thought it was pretty neat so I checked out their website!
So, the concept is, you have these "playing cards" with different exercises on each card. There are 4 categories: upper body, lower body, middle body, and full body. They offer the actual playing cards that you can have delivered to your home but I opted for the Ipod app instead. Got to love instant gratification!! It sells for $9.99 in the app store.
In the ipod version you can program the settings for "all" categories or specify which category you want to have displayed. This is nice if you only want to work on upper body or lower body on a particular day. I opted to have all categories. There are 4 "wild cards", I guess keeping with the playing card theme. These cards allow you to either do what you want or repeat one of the cards you previously did...i'm not sure because I turned that option off. So, with the wild cards out that left 46 cards, (or exercises) to do.
So this was my Wednesday morning at home workout! I did 20 FitDeck cards! I liked it. Its a nice, go at your own pace type of workout. On each card you are given a beginner, intermediate and advanced option of how many reps you are to do. I challenged myself to do all exercises at the advanced level and had no problem completing them. In this workout I did 4 types of pushups (staggered, wide, spade and close), each at 12-16 reps I believe. I also did some planks, bicycles, squats, an inner thigh exercise, jumping jacks and much more.
I love the concept. I have something to do the thinking for me on days when I don't feel like coming up with my own routine. I also like that I am using my own bodyweight to get stronger in addition to my strength training with weights. I love the "on the go" capability of this concept. I have a cruise coming up in a few weeks and already planned to hit the ship gym most days of the vacation, now I can also incorporate FitDeck in my plan!
Hope someone finds this helpful!