Deck of Cards WOD by Steven Pugh (iPhone)
Released: May 10, 2011
Version: 2.2.3
Size: 16 MB
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Deck of Cards WOD

Steven Pugh
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★★★★★ "Kicked my behind - Great workout!"

★★★★★ "Great app - Absolutely Love It"

★★★★★ "Love it!!! - Love it, love it,... I was fit before. I have incorporated DOC into my workout plan and am super fit now. I recommend this App to family and friends as much as I can, especially when they ask how I am getting cut up."

★★★★★ "Cool app - This app keeps me guessing. Never get bored. Easy to use with a partner."

★★★★★ "Great app - Perfect for hotel room wods! Really nice to have different exercises for each. Having a timer with the exercise keeps me from thinking in the heat of battle."

★★★★★ "Best Workout App Yet - Keeps you moving! Keeps you guessing!"

* The above quotes are actual iTunes 5-star reviews from our users.


This is a classic workout of CrossFit road warriors and CrossFit affiliates alike. The Deck of Cards WOD - aka "Deck of Death".

Infinitely customizable and simple to understand.

The setup is a standard Deck of Cards, including jokers - 54 cards total.

Each suit represents an exercise and each card value equals the number of reps (Aces and Royal cards vary reps by difficulty level). The Jokers are assigned to something that you will only do once and will be challenging (ie 50 Burpees or 500m Row).

As soon as you flip a card over, the timer starts and the athletes begins turning over a single card, performing the number of reps and specific exercise depending on the card. This continues until the deck has no more cards left or you give up (DNF).

The objective is to get through the deck as quickly as possible. The workout takes about 30 minutes, and yes, it's harder than it sounds (like most CrossFit workouts). Don't be scared; we're here to get you fit.

You can do this workout anywhere, with little or no equipment. Pick any four movements - push-ups, squats, lunges, box jumps, pull-ups, thrusters, overhead squats, knees-to-elbows, back extensions, jumping burpee pullups, sit-ups, tire slams, tire flips...the list is endless.

Now instead of hauling around a Deck of Cards like you're the next David Blaine, you can easily use this Deck of Cards workout. Not only is it easy to use, but you don't have to think about which exercise to perform for each suit, it's all right there on the screen!

Updates include multiple difficulty settings, ability to totally customize your Deck of Cards, share your pre-workout or post-workout with family and friends...all right in the app. It doesn't get any better than this!

Pre-built Levels:
- Student: All Royal cards are 10 reps
- Athlete: Aces are 20 reps, all other Royal cards are 10 reps
- Competitor: Aces are 25 reps, Kings are 20 reps, Queens are 15 reps, and Jacks are 10 Reps
- Sick: 2 Student decks for a total of 108 cards
- Custom Workout: Whatever your fire-breathing heart desires!

What's new in version 2.2.3
[*] Squashed bug with sharing workouts

Have a great 2014!
Our verdict: Good
  • + Deck of Cards WOD is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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