100-Day Burpee Challenge: Week 4

Most of us are either at, or rapidly approaching, the one-month mark! Give yourselves a huge pat on the back!

Down to business: How are y’all feeling? Have you reached the point where you have to break them up into sets? Are you finding yourself making adjustments to accommodate sore, stiff, or just plain tired muscles?  Are you going for form or for speed? Does swearing help? (It certainly does for me!)

I played catch-up this weekend and did a total of 435 push-ups over the course of three days. I was definitely going for speed, and was really quite sloppy about it. Nevertheless, saying that my arms hate me today is a bit of an understatement. I’m planning on taking my time with my pushups from here out, doing them with as perfect form as I can – stomach to the ground, no arching my back, and a full hand release. No more doing them just to get them done. There will be much swearing.

Please share your challenges and victories in the comments!

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Part-time artist, full-time crankypants who dabbles in knitting, running, and burpees.

10 thoughts on “100-Day Burpee Challenge: Week 4”

  1. I’ve had to throw in the towel and call it quits. As much as I wanted to catch up my missed days, I gotta say my depression won this battle. I don’t know if I should just start again or call it the failure a failure and move on.

    Thoughts on us who has negative zero willpower*?

     

    *- My therapist says I shouldn’t say I lack willpower since it’s a part of my glob of issues, but I can’t think of any better way to describe giving up on day 22 and not trying again ever. (This is why you didn’t see me in last week’s thread.)

    1. How about you start where you left off? Pick up again on Day 23. I think I’m not the only one who understands how depressive episodes are. Things like getting dressed seem insurmountable, so exercise is just not in the cards. When you are feeling up to it, just jump right back in and we will be welcoming with open arms!

  2. I’ve been doing small sets. I think, though, that starting tomorrow I’m going to choose a different one-month-long challenge. I don’t like the jumping back part on my achilles tendons on days when I run, and as the number of burpees gets bigger I feel like it’s more hard on me than beneficial. I did them every day for 31 days, though, so I think it’s ok for me to switch to a new thing.

    I dislike “quitting,” but OH WELL!

    I think I’m going to work on my push ups on their own this month; I want to be able to do 25 good ones on my toes, and the burpees have been helping I think.

    1. That’s great that you got the whole month in! Instead of thinking of it as quitting, just reframe it as part of the overall 100-Day challenge. If you are switching to pushups, maybe start with 32 for your daily goal. If you can straight-set 32 rx’d pushups, you are my hero.

  3. I’m not as sore today! I may be able to resume! (and by resume, I mean start over because Day 1 killed me and then I tried to kill myself with running)

    Tonight I will see if I can, first, do one and then see if I can do more!

    I am so jealous of all the muscle ya’ll must have after a month of this. And here I get schooled on my first attempt…

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