Ah, the burpee. Also known as the squat-thrust. The bastard child of a squat and a push-up, with a bit of a jump at the end, it’s deceptively simple, yet throughly ass-kicking. It requires little room and no equipment aside from your body. In short, the perfect exercise for an open challenge!
Here’s a really good demonstration of what the burpee should look like, for those that are awesome and can do a strict push-up, and those of us (myself included) that need to use their knees to do the push-up part:
So, here’s the challenge that I present to anyone who’s interested in joining along: For the next 100 days, you do one burpee for each day. Day one, you do one, on day two, you do two, one day 34, you do 34, and so on. They don’t need to be done all at once, so if you need to break it up into sets, that’s fine. Just as long as you do all of them in a 24 hour period. If you miss a day, you can “buy back” into it by making up ALL of the previous days’ (yes, days) burpees. For example, if you miss day 17, you will need to do 17, 16, 15, 14,…3, 2, 1 (for you math nerds, you need to do the factorial of the day that you missed).
This is going to be tough, but I think the payoff will be pretty awesome.
So, who’s going to join me in this?
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