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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:

- Spades = sit-ups
- 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
8 spades
jack clubs
king spades

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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dusky_rose
by Sue ~ Head Admin on Dec. 8, 2010 at 12:40 PM

 Ok, I have a question. Are you saying since you got a pair of 8's that you would have to do 2 sets of 8 dips and 2 sets of 8 situps (plus the 20 situps from the other card)? I'm just trying to make sure I understand how this works. I know that that was just your example.


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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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dusky_rose
by Sue ~ Head Admin on Dec. 8, 2010 at 1:12 PM

 Ok, I think that I understand now, thanks.


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babygirlsmom314
by Corinne ~ Owner on Dec. 8, 2010 at 2:16 PM

 To add a little more:

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!

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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.


babygirlsmom314
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 Sue ~ Head Admin on Dec. 11, 2010 at 5:49 PM

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


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MommyLuvsNate
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.


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