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I Have a Confession to Make: Burpees
So… you might have noticed I’ve stopped giving y’all updates on my progress with the 100 Day Burpee Challenge. That’s ’cause I stopped doing ’em around 52.
I know. I know!
I was all “discipline is good” and crap like that.
And discipline *is* good.
I was just beginning to feel like doing burpees and Bootcamp and indoor class and handstands and baby parkour and the Lean Turkey Sprint and training for a half marathon was too much. I was feeling broke-down instead of super-powered.
Something had to give, and it was 50+ burpees every day.
So there you go. Confession made.
This morning, we did burpess during our Bootcamp workout, and they felt awesome. (Awesomely hard, but awesome.)
3 rounds for time:
- 20 squats
- 40 straight-leg crunches
- 20 double-unders or 60 jumps
- sprint lap around the parking lot
My time: 12:something, I think
10-lb med ball:
- 20 around-the world
- 20 overhead toss
For time (15-minute cut-off), 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 of each:
- weighted burpees, 10-lb. dumbbells
- thrusters, 10-lb. dumbbells
- pistol situps, 10-lb. ball (knee slam L/R + situp)
My time: 13:42