Let’s burpee b*tches!
A few of our wonderful Sweat Pink Ambassadors started talking up the 30 Day Burpee Challenge (started by the wonderful blog, Your Inner Skinny) over email and we thought, why not?!? We love burpees (in that love / hate relationship kind of way) and we’re always up for a challenge. So we signed up. And agreed to starting with 10 burpees. And we were so excited.
And then we actually read the fine print.
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 five or ten. Feel like an expert? Go crazy with 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:
- Begin in a standing position.
- Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground.
- Kick your feet back to put yourself in to a pushup position
- Now reverse the movement by returning your feet back towards your hands to the squat position while
- Stand back up. That’s 1 burpee.
There are many variations… check them out in this video.
We realized that by committing to starting with 10 burpees, we’d committed ourselves to doing 40 burpees on the 3oth day – YIKES! 40 burpees….whose idea was this anyway!?!?!?
We kicked off our challenge on May 10 and started with 10 advanced with a push-up burpees (of course adding one additional burpee per day).
Scott the wonderful blogger from Your Inner Skinny who started this burpee challenge insanity has already completed this challenge but after a little (ok, a lot) of convincing from us and our #SweatPink sisters, we got him to do it all over again with us! WOOT.
Who else is in? Let’s SweatPink ya’ll…and er, do some mad burpee action for 30 days straight!