Work It Out Wednesday – Deck of Booyah Part Deux


Sorry, my post workout fake pushup form was not on fleek this morning. I was wicked tired. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Hump Day everyone!! Now that I think I’m finally getting the hang of life back in Booyahville, the countdown begins: 1 month until my birthday, so it’s time to get serious. Because I will not NOT be completely jacked on my birthday – not gonna happen! So let’s do this.


R and I were holding court this morning at 5:30 am in the fake grass UFX section of the gym, since our girl A is a sickie (feel better boo!). We started our workout with 2 laps around the gym building, outside (~0.5 mi). It was 62ยฐF, fresh air and sunny – the most prime reminder of why we all still live in New England after shoveling 8 feet of snow this winter. Perfection. *ding*

R brought back our Deck of Booyah workout, which is pretty much the best lazy way to do a workout without thinking about it (or, you could go old school Bubbles and Booyah and do a workout with the Booyah Jar). Basically, you assign each suit a specific exercise, and each face card a harder exercise. Then, you do the amount of reps corresponding to the number on each card you pull.

Deck of Booyah Workout

Instruction Recap: For each card pulled, do the exercise associated with each card. For numbered cards, do the number on the card of the associated exercises (i.e. if you pull a 10 of Hearts, you do 10 push-ups; 3 of spades corresponds to 3 squat jumps โ€“ get it?). For the face cards, do the associated exercise:

Numbered cards:

  • Spades: Squat Jumps
  • Clubs: Kettlebell swings
  • Hearts: TRX Push-Ups
  • Diamonds: TRX Rows

Face cards:

  • Jacks: 20 Ball Slams
  • Queens: 2 sets of stairs, holding soft medicine ball overhead when going up
  • King: 1 Sled Push with 90 lbs
  • Aces: Repeat the last 3 cards (excluding other Aces)

Everyone does the exercises together, and you take turn pulling cards.

The best part? You can do this as a group competitively or just completely cas (as in “casual”, sometimes these abbrevs I speak with in real life don’t translate well in text), or on your jones. You will get one completely ass kicking workout, and sometimes you might even pull a card like this:


That would be, 7 push ups, 2 sets of stairs with the medicine ball and 1 sled push. Then do it all over again because you just pulled an ace. OY VEYYYYY.

This took us about 50 minutes total, with a few “I’m dying a death and sweat is pouring down my face” water breaks interspersed in there. Overall, a solid workout. Thumbs up high. And, I made it through the entire workout even though my butt is so sore from doing a million lunges yesterday that I feel like someone beat me with a stick.

So, I hope you guys have a great hump day today. Enjoy it! We are halfway to the weekend, hoooooooooray!!!

Wait one more thing:

Weight-Loss-QuotesThere ya go. JUST DO IT swooooooooosh.

With warmth,


3 thoughts on “Work It Out Wednesday – Deck of Booyah Part Deux

  1. Awesome job! That’s a great idea for a workout using a deck of cards! I absolutely love it and think I will try something similar – perhaps changing some of the exercises ๐Ÿ™‚


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