Frequently asked questions
I’m new to exercising, what fitness levels are required to be able to complete a Sweat Deck workout?
While we welcome all fitness levels, some of these workouts are very challenging. If you are a beginner, we recommend starting with the yellow cards first and work your way up from there. You can also use the cards with individual exercises to create your own workout---and scale up as your fitness levels progress.
What type of equipment do I need?
While you can complete most of the set workout routines without equipment, we recommend you have access to basic gym equipment (at the very least, pair of dumbbells and a pull-up bar). If you do not have access to any equipment, there are a number of bodyweight exercises and workouts to choose from. A list of equipment substitutions is also included with your purchase.
I don’t know how to perform a specific exercise. Do you offer instructional videos demonstrating these exercises?
We currently do not offer instructional videos, but plan to do so in the future. Please do not perform an exercise you are not comfortable performing.
There are no prescribed weight requirements listed. How heavy should I be lifting?
Sweat Deck does not include a prescribed weight for you to use while performing exercises. YOU choose how easy or hard you want your workout to be. Always choose a weight you are comfortable using and scale up as your fitness levels improve.
What is an AMRAP? FT? RFT?
AMRAP: As many rounds as possible (i.e, perform as many rounds as possible in a designated time period)
RFT: Rounds For Time (perform X number of rounds and record your time)
FT: For Time (complete the entire workout as quickly as possible and record your time)
EMOM: “every minute on the minute” it's when you begin a prescribed number of reps of an exercise at the top of a minute and then rest for whatever time you have left until the next top-of-minute.
Will you have a Sweat Deck version of "bodyweight" exercises only?
Yes! Many of you have reached out to us for more bodyweight exercises. This is currently in the works---stay tuned!
Do these exercises have a time cap? Is there a recommended time in which I should be completing a specific exercise?
Unlike some other exercise programs, Sweat Deck exercises do not have a time cap or suggested completion time. YOU are your biggest competition.