Monday, March 24, 2014

Strength Stack 52 Review


Last month I was contacted by Michael Volkin, the creator of a really cool fitness card game called Strength Stack 52.

At first I wasn't sure how this fitness card game would relate to my blog, but after a little research I realized that this simple deck of cards would be something that a wide variety of people would be interested in, including homeschool families like ours!!

Strength Stack 52 will give you a full body workout, regardless of your fitness level.  Everyone from beginners to advanced can use it.  And what really drew me to it was that -

* There is no equipment or gym membership needed
* It's a deck of cards so it's portable
* It's very affordable
* It's versatile.  It can be used solo or with a group
* It's fun and challenging at the same time

Each card is color coded by muscle group: blue is cardio, red is core, pink is back, yellow is legs, orange is arms, and green is chest.

Each card is suited for playing games, numbered from 1 {easiest} to 51 {hardest}, and has a skill level classification (B= Beginner, I= Intermediate, and A=Advanced)  

Each card has an exercise, silhouette of the exercise being performed, a description of how to perform the exercise and a suggested number of repetitions.

And finally, each card has a QR code. When scanned with a smart phone it will display a video of the exercise being performed. A link is also provided on the card so you can watch the video by typing it in browser.

So after receiving it and looking through the deck, I went to the Strength Stack 52 website and looked up a few fitness games.  They have a ton listed on their website.  I also put aside the Advanced cards since Funny Bunny would be playing with hubby and I.

The first game we played was WarThe player who throws the highest card wins and all losing players must perform the exercises on the cards that were thrown.  We had fun with this one.



The next game we played was Fast and Furious.  The goal is to be the first person to get rid of your seven cards by performing the exercises.  It was fun and tiring, and we were cracking up trying to be the fastest, but of course we were all losing form and Funny Bunny was going crazy...lol!  It's hard to do sit ups while laughing.  ;)


The last game we played was Memoriods.  It's kinda like Memory but with a twist.  This one took forever and we ended up quitting because we were all so tired by then. 



My Thoughts:  I would totally recommend Strength Stack 52!  I love that it's affordable and easy to use and can be used by a variety of people, regardless of fitness ability.  It was also fun to use as a family and got us up and doing something together.  I also like that I can take the stack into a room and just use it by myself.  I am a firm believer that you don't need fancy equipment to get a good workout. 


Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Strength Stack 52Strength Stack 52 is only $16.95 for the deck of 54 cards.  In the deck you get 17 beginner, 17 intermediate, and 17 advanced cards, along with 1 wild card.  There is also 1 Anatomy of a Card, and 1 promo card.  You can also purchase the Expansion Deck for $16.95 and Insane Deck for $16.95.  Or you can save 20% and get the Tri-Pack for just $39.85.  You can also find Strength Stack 52 on Facebook.  Strength Stack is recommended for 16+ but Funny Bunny is only 10 and she had a great time playing.



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