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Try this Deck of Cards Workout

Try this Deck of Cards Workout

Playing cards aren't only for poker. Looking for a creative way to get your heart racing? This Deck of Cards Workout will leave you feeling like a million bucks. Grab a stack of playing cards to get started. If you can make it through an entire deck, you're a rockstar. The rules are fairly simple: assign an exercise to each 'suit'. We chose body-weight moves so that you can do this Deck of Cards workout anywhere you go

Out of ab exercises? A stability ball changes the game

Out of ab exercises? A stability ball changes the game

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The stability ball ab pike video

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Think outside the box with your ab exercises and  be on the ball instead! (...A stability ball, that is).  PumpUp member tinytinne demonstrates how to do a stability ball ab pike. You're a champ: try 4 sets of 15. This will absolutely target your shoulders, your back, and especially your lower abs.

How to do the stability ball ab pike

  • Begin in a plank position with your shins (or feet, if you are tiny!) resting on a stability ball.
  • Keep your legs straight and raise your hips toward the ceiling as you would if you were performing a downward dog.
  • With control, use the lower half of your body to draw the ball towards your arms, which should remain stable throughout the exercise
  • Hold, then roll your body back to start.

Pro tip: If you don't have access to an exercise ball, perform the stability ball ab pike with paper plates. Simply place two paper plates at the bottom of your feet and, on a smooth surface, perform the pike as you would with a stability ball. Neat, huh?

Don't know where to get a stability ball? Gaiam Life has a great guide that will help you to pick one that is perfect for you.

Try this killer reverse crunch partner workout

Try this simple core workout by PumpUp member @jkennedyfit! Reverse crunches are no joke. What are your fave ways to work your core? [video width="640" height="640" mp4="http://blog.pumpup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/COre-workout.mp4"][/video]

Watch the new PumpUp video

Watch the new PumpUp video

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Success is achieved when we inspire wellness, together.Get motivated by millions to become the best version of yourself. Let PumpUp encourage you along the way. Nothing is impossible! Share this video if you love #TeamPumpUp!