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What is Card PT?

Have you ever gone to the gym and tried to come up with your own routine but weren’t sure exactly how to do it? Isn’t it frustrating to walk by the magazine rack and try to decide which fitness magazine has the best advice on what to do?

Card PT takes the guesswork out of the workouts and lets you focus on getting in shape!

Card PT is something that I was introduced to in 1990 when I was going through Navy Dive School. Over the years of my enlistment, we used various versions of Card PT to break up the boredom of our regular workouts. When I started running Basic Training by Fish, I would break out the cards and it was a great success.

So is this just a deck of cards?

Absolutely not! Card PT is something that has been around in one way or another for years. Fortunately, I was able to team up with the guys at Hybrid Fitness and we came up with a totally new approach to this classic “game”.

By combining our creative energies, we designed 5 unique Templates that you can use to create your own workouts. Each Template was created so that you know exactly which exercise is assigned to the proper card.

Bodyweight Template: This is the classic version of Card PT and includes exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, flutter kicks, and plenty of other exercises that will work every muscle in your body. Most importantly, you really don’t need any extra gear or equipment. Just a pull-up bar and a few square feet of open space is all it takes.

Sportband Template: Sportbands are a great, inexpensive way to add some variety to your workouts. Lunges, squat-rows, and other challenging exercises will make you move in completely new ways. Don’t be fooled though - sportbands can be just as challenging as free weights, machines or any other apparatus. The great thing about sportbands is that you can use them anywhere. If you don’t have access to a gym or equipment, sportsbands are a perfect choice.

Extreme Template: The Extreme Template combines sportbands, bodyweight, and free weights (barbells and dumbbells). We’ve also combined a number of exercises for added intensity. While this Template was geared towards the more experienced athlete, don’t be afraid to challenge yourself!

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Template: Many of the clients we’ve worked with over the years are competitive grapplers or fighters. The MMA Template combines bodyweight, sandbags, and free weights. The exercises on this Template are designed to develop strength and conditioning in the ranges typically seen in a grappling or MMA competition. You don’t need to be an MMA athlete to try them, though. Martial artist or not, the exercises will challenge you just the same.

Kettlebell Template: Kettlebells are becoming increasingly popular and they are available in quite a few gyms around the country (you might even have your own!). We’ve taken exercises that range from beginner to advanced that will challenge the Kettlebell athlete of any ability.

What do you mean by "Templates"?

Back in the "good old days" when I first started to use Card PT, we had to either memorize all of the exercises or write them on each card. Both options became tiresome because you either had to stop in the middle of a workout and try to remember something or you were limited to what was written on the card. The Templates that we've created are unlike anything you've ever seen and they allow for infinite flexibility with one deck of cards.

Believe me, when I say infinite flexibility, it's not just some marketing gimmick. If you've looked around the Internet, you might have seen different variations of Card PT and most of them have cute little pictures or cartoons on each card that tells you what to do. Here's the question that stumped the guys at Hybrid Fitness and myself: "What if I don't want to do bodyweight stuff?" "What if I'm serious about my workouts and don't need a skinny fitness model in spandex showing me how to do a an upright row with a 5 pound dumbbell?" Even more challenging: "What if I'm not in the best of shape and some of these things seem too difficult for me?"

The Templates answer each of these questions by giving you an awesome variety of exercises along with alternatives on making them either easier or more challenging. We leave you virtually no reason not to start working out!

Here's a quick snapshot of the book and templates printed out:

As you can see, the Templates are easily printed out and are designed to lay out right in front of you during your workouts. Not only does this make it easier to know and see what you're supposed to do, but using the Template Method allows us to create more Templates in the future without going through the hassle of prnting out a brand new deck each time.

Is Card PT for me?

Are you ready to get in shape? Are you ready for a workout protocol that will challenge every muscle group and constantly challenge you, regardless of your conditioning level? Are you ready to simultaneously boost your strength, conditioning and endurance? Are you ready to keep your body guessing with a training regimen that never repeats the same workout or allows the body to get complacent with it’s training?

If your answer was YES to any of these questions, you’re ready to try Card PT!

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