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# 5-Card Stud [easy, medium or hard]

Posted by on Dec. 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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This challenge is one week (seven days) long.  Starting whenever you want.  Example: if you start on a Monday then you finish on the following Sunday.  Remember to post everyday or as often as you can visit the site.

The only equipment required for this workout is a standard deck of playing cards. Before the workout, you deal yourself 5 cards (your hand), which will determine your workout for the day. You determine your workout as follows:

- Diamonds = dips (chair dips)
- Clubs = push-ups
- Hearts = squats

Whatever number is on the card is the number of repetitions you will do of that exercise. Face cards (and aces) are special, with;

- Jacks = 20 reps
- Queens = 30 reps
- Kings = 40 reps
- Aces = 50 reps

Depending on your hand, you may have to do everything more than once, as follows;

- No pairs (just high card) = 1 round
- One pair = 2 rounds
- Two pair = 3 rounds
- Three of a kind = 4 rounds
- Straight = 5 rounds
- Flush = 6 rounds
- Full house = 7 rounds
- Four of a kind = 8 rounds
- Straight flush = 9 rounds

I don't suggest playing 5 card draw or 7-card stud with this workout! So for example, if I deal the following hand;

5 hearts
8 diamonds
jack clubs

I will be doing;

5 squats
8 dips
8 sit-ups
20 push-ups
40 sit-ups

Because I got a pair (the pair of 8's), I will do that circuit twice in a row. Simple as that.

I hope somebody finds this useful. It was fun making it up.

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by on Dec. 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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by Corinne ~ Owner on Dec. 8, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Good question Sue.  To answer, you will do it like a circuit

5 squats
8 dips
8 sit-ups
20 push-ups
40 sit-ups

then again

5 squats
8 dips
8 sit-ups
20 push-ups
40 sit-ups

Does that help any?

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by Corinne ~ Owner on Dec. 8, 2010 at 2:16 PM

5 hearts = 5 squats
8 diamonds = 8 dips
8 spades = 8 sit ups
jack clubs = 20 push ups
king spades = 40 sit ups

We have one pair, so we look under one pair, and it says "2 rounds".

So this means the workout is as follows;

2 rounds of the following;

5 squats, 8 dips, 8 sit-ups, 20 pushups, 40 sit-ups

So now let's suppose our hand looks like this:

8 hearts = 8 squats
8 diamonds = 8 dips
8 spades = 8 sit ups
jack clubs = 20 push ups
king spades = 40 sit ups

We have a three of a kind!  "Yay....(/sarcasm)".  So we look under three of a kind, and it says "4 rounds".

So the workout would be as follows;

4 rounds of the following;

8 squats, 8 dips, 8 sit-ups, 20 push-ups, 40 sit-ups.

Hope that helps!

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by on Dec. 11, 2010 at 3:00 PM

I just did my hand. I had a jack of spades (20 sit ups) , 4 of clubs (4 push ups), a 3, 4 and 5 of diamonds. (chair dips) and because I had the pair of 4's I had to do all of this twice. Right? I think I got it? LOL!

by Corinne ~ Owner on Dec. 11, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Quoting MommyLuvsNate:

I just did my hand. I had a jack of spades (20 sit ups) , 4 of clubs (4 push ups), a 3, 4 and 5 of diamonds. (chair dips) and because I had the pair of 4's I had to do all of this twice. Right? I think I got it? LOL!

That is so awesome you are doing this challenge!!!!  Yes you are right, pair of 4s you do it twice.

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by on Dec. 11, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Thanks! Yeah, I am also doing the burpee challenge too. It's nice cuz I can just do these at any point during my day. My son likes to do all of these challenges with me too! I am really motivated this time and I want to do anything to keep myself accountable! Looking forward to tomorrow's hand!!

Quoting babygirlsmom314:

Quoting MommyLuvsNate:

I just did my hand. I had a jack of spades (20 sit ups) , 4 of clubs (4 push ups), a 3, 4 and 5 of diamonds. (chair dips) and because I had the pair of 4's I had to do all of this twice. Right? I think I got it? LOL!

That is so awesome you are doing this challenge!!!!  Yes you are right, pair of 4s you do it twice.

by Corinne ~ Owner on Dec. 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Quoting MommyLuvsNate:

Thanks! Yeah, I am also doing the burpee challenge too. It's nice cuz I can just do these at any point during my day. My son likes to do all of these challenges with me too! I am really motivated this time and I want to do anything to keep myself accountable! Looking forward to tomorrow's hand!!

Quoting babygirlsmom314:

Quoting MommyLuvsNate:

I just did my hand. I had a jack of spades (20 sit ups) , 4 of clubs (4 push ups), a 3, 4 and 5 of diamonds. (chair dips) and because I had the pair of 4's I had to do all of this twice. Right? I think I got it? LOL!

That is so awesome you are doing this challenge!!!!  Yes you are right, pair of 4s you do it twice.

That is awesome!!!!  How old is your son?  Good luck with both challenges.  Make sure you post when you do your exercises too.

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by on Dec. 11, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Thanks so much! My son is 4 years old. We both did walk away the pounds today for 45 min. He did the whole dvd with me! He loves it!!  It's so cute. I will be sure to post when I exercised too. Thanks for help in the motivation department!

Quoting babygirlsmom314:

Quoting MommyLuvsNate:

Thanks! Yeah, I am also doing the burpee challenge too. It's nice cuz I can just do these at any point during my day. My son likes to do all of these challenges with me too! I am really motivated this time and I want to do anything to keep myself accountable! Looking forward to tomorrow's hand!!

Quoting babygirlsmom314:

Quoting MommyLuvsNate:

I just did my hand. I had a jack of spades (20 sit ups) , 4 of clubs (4 push ups), a 3, 4 and 5 of diamonds. (chair dips) and because I had the pair of 4's I had to do all of this twice. Right? I think I got it? LOL!

That is so awesome you are doing this challenge!!!!  Yes you are right, pair of 4s you do it twice.

That is awesome!!!!  How old is your son?  Good luck with both challenges.  Make sure you post when you do your exercises too.

by Corinne ~ Owner on Dec. 11, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Quoting dusky_rose:

This challenge looks interesting, thinking I will do it next after I finish the situp challenge.

Good luck.  I like random challenges.

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by Corinne ~ Owner on Dec. 11, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Quoting MommyLuvsNate:

Thanks so much! My son is 4 years old. We both did walk away the pounds today for 45 min. He did the whole dvd with me! He loves it!!  It's so cute. I will be sure to post when I exercised too. Thanks for help in the motivation department!

Quoting babygirlsmom314:

Quoting MommyLuvsNate:

Thanks! Yeah, I am also doing the burpee challenge too. It's nice cuz I can just do these at any point during my day. My son likes to do all of these challenges with me too! I am really motivated this time and I want to do anything to keep myself accountable! Looking forward to tomorrow's hand!!

Quoting babygirlsmom314:

Quoting MommyLuvsNate:

I just did my hand. I had a jack of spades (20 sit ups) , 4 of clubs (4 push ups), a 3, 4 and 5 of diamonds. (chair dips) and because I had the pair of 4's I had to do all of this twice. Right? I think I got it? LOL!

That is so awesome you are doing this challenge!!!!  Yes you are right, pair of 4s you do it twice.

That is awesome!!!!  How old is your son?  Good luck with both challenges.  Make sure you post when you do your exercises too.

You are welcome.  That is what we are here for.

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by on Dec. 12, 2010 at 7:51 PM

just did my hand : two of hearts, 5 of spades, 8 of hearts, 7 of spades, 7 of diamonds... had to do this twice because of the pair!  :o)