So last week some of my fellow Sweat Pink Ambassadors were talking about doing a new challenge — the 30 Day Burpee Challenge.

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

How it works:

Depending on your fitness level, start with the determined amount of burpees for your level and increase that amount by one burpee each day for 30 days.  There are three levels of difficulty and a few different variations of the burpee you can try so find which one works for you.

So, if you are a newbie, you would start with one burpee on day one, and increase it by one each day. More advanced? Try six or seven. Feel like an expert? Shoot for the stars and go for 15.

Wait, what’s a burpee you ask?

The burpee is a full body exercise used in strength training and as aerobic exercise. It is performed in five steps:

  1. Begin in a standing position.
  2. Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground.
  3. Kick your feet back to put yourself in to a pushup position
  4. Now reverse the movement by returning your feet back towards your hands to the squat position while
  5. Stand back up. That’s 1 burpee.

There are many variations… check them out in this video.

I am kicking off this challenge on May 15… who’s with me? I will be starting with 15 and adding one a day, plus an additional one each Tuesday of the challenge. My goal is to be able to do a total of 50 burpees on June 15.

Scott over at Your Inner Skinny is in (he’s done it before so he’s a guru in this stuff) along with a handful of my fellow Sweat Pink ladies!

Are you in? Tell me below.


P.S. I would love to feature some of you on my blog in the next month about the challenge… if you’re interested, email me at bklynrunning (at) gmail.com!

 



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