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Cooped Up Inside? Sounds Like You Need Some Workout Ideas

Stew Smith

Other ideas:

1 – Get a deck of cards. Pick three exercises you like. One upper body, lower body, and stomach exercise. Go through the deck of cards one at a time and perform (for instance) a pushup, crunch, and a squat for each of the cards. Do the number of the card if 2-10, but all face cards equal 15 reps. Aces equal 20 reps. A joker will equal 25-50 reps depending on your fitness level. Get creative with this workout and change it up regularly.

2 – Mix in step ups onto chairs or a low table for a hard leg and cardio mix workout. Simply step up and step down repeatedly.

I hope this helps you make use of indoor time for the better.

Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. If you are interested in starting a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle – check out the Fitness eBook store and the Stew Smith article archive at To contact Stew with your comments and questions, e-mail him at

  • Me_shooting_3_max50


    about 5 years ago


    I like that card idea. Ironic that I just got a free pack of cards yesterday...

  • New_pics_092_max50


    about 5 years ago


    good ideas.

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