When your workout routine starts to become boring, you need an ace up your sleeve – Sweat Deck
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Working out regularly is a must if you want to stay fit, in good shape and healthy. But doing the same routine of exercises can become quickly boring. A better way to keep your workouts interesting is to use a deck of cards. That’s the premise behind Australian app developer Brent’s Sweat Deck for iPhone. Here’s a quick look at the app that aims to make your workouts more multifarious and fun.
Sweat Deck App Review
Sweat Deck is a custom exercise generator that comes in the form of a deck of cards. Each suit is assigned an exercise. Each card has a rep multiplier that adds more intensity to your workouts. You can tap on a card to change the exercise assigned to it. When you are ready, you draw a card, and simply perform the workout.
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For example, a card that you draw may read 7 push ups, another one may read 7 squats and another one 5 jumping jacks. The exercise itself is read out to you although to need to manually tap on the card to move to the next exercise card. Joker cards join the party as a bonus exercise element, which could be anything you like such as a 2 minute jog.
To begin with, the app will show you the ropes. Once you complete the quick tutorial, you can tap a card to change the exercise assigned to it. In all, you have to complete 53 cards. You can swipe left or right on a card to skip it and come back later to finish it.
When the workout is complete, you can share the results on your favorite social channels.
Sweat Deck also comes with a Pro version that offers more built-in exercises and additional features. For instance, you can add your own custom exercises, time your workouts and save and load exercise sets. You can also view a history of your workouts.
One feature I’d love to see incorporated in the app is voice commands to move on to the next card. Still, the app is great fun.
Sweat Deck has been around since 2015 but its recent update is worth noting because it brings nice improvements by way of support for limiting the number of cards in a deck. So if you’re struggling to get through 53 cards in one go, at least initially, you don;t have to drop out. You can use the slider to choose the range of cards you want to use in your workout. An additional improvement is the Ace, which has received a 20 rep option.
If you’re bored with your daily exercise routine, check out Sweat Deck. Its free to use unless you want more. Then its $2.99.
If you enjoyed using the app, do share your feedback with us. We’d love to hear how it changed the way you work out.