We had a workout last week that involved Burpees. 100 of them in fact (5 rounds of 20 with some running and lifting mixed in). I think I have posted about Burpee's before, but in case you don't tune in everyday, or don't remember, here is what a Burpee is:
I just liked the song that went with that video.
Anyway...I SUCK at Burpees. I can do one, maybe two like the guy in the video, and then I find myself moving slowly, and instead of jumping my legs out when I fall, I walk them, and instead of jumping my legs back under me before I stand, I walk up. I always jump at the end. Don't get me wrong, this is still very taxing on my body, and for sure gets my heart rate going. Try some.
I was reading a Paleo/crossfit blog somewhere, and I remember a woman who decided to partake in a Burpee challenge. For 100 days, she performed Burpee(s). On day one, you do one. On day two, you do two, and so on and so forth until day 100. I figure this is an excellent way for me to get better at my dreaded nemisis. I began yesterday with one Burpee, and am about to head to the family room for two Burpees today. Sure, I'm all confident now, but by day 40, I think I'm going to start panicking.
Just out of curiosity, I totaled up how many Burpee's that would amount to if I followed the program 100% for 100 days. Are you ready for this? 5,050. FIVE THOUSAND BURPEES. FIVE THOUSAND FIFTY!!!!! I better be a Burpee rock star on May 8th (the end of my 100 days).