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Randomize the Routine with Exercise Bingo

By March 2, 2015 No Comments

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what some people fail to realize is that morning workouts can be just as important. Just as eating a hearty breakfast boosts your metabolism, morning workouts keeps your body staying fit much easier.  You can also think of it as “just getting the much-needed exercise out of the way”, so you’re free to enjoy the rest of your day knowing that you’ve done your body some good.

If you’re not able to make exercise a part of your morning routine, that’s okay, because what really matters is that you find a schedule. Experts offer tips on finding the best time of day for your workout, and if you work out often enough at the same time it will become a habit. Morning workouts are ideal because it’s easier to make a habit out of them, but if you find yourself being able to exercise more in the afternoons, or in the evenings after work, then by all means, stick to it!

Let’s face it though, these workouts can be pretty monotonous especially if you only do the same workouts every day. If you need a little help with varying your workouts, you may want to try building yourself a custom workout card and playing Exercise Bingo. Bingo’s been used to help improve skill variety in different sports ever since it saw renewed popularity thanks to the internet, Free Bingo Hunter shows that the game has been adapted by hundreds of sites to fit different themes from Deal or No Deal, to Greek Gods and Goddesses. Two years ago, a funny game called Flip Over Gymnastics Bingo also made rounds in time for the London Olympics. You can try to use the game to randomize your own workouts to avoid monotony.

The first thing you need to do is make a list of five exercises that target each of the following: Arms, Back, Chest, Core and Legs. Arrange these in a bingo card, number each column from 1-5, and at the start of the week take out your card and roll a die for each column.  Keep track of the exercises that correspond to the numbers you rolled. At the end of each round you should have five exercises, one for each category.  By the end of the game, you should have a set of exercises for each day, which will serve as your workout plan for each day of the work week. Should you roll a six for any of the categories, you’re free to choose from the workouts yourself. You can make a new bingo card every week, or reuse the same set of exercises until you feel you’re ready for more intense workouts.

Here’s a sample Exercise Bingo card:

workout-bingo-card

 Guest Post by Anne Wilson