This Open Thread is Not Going to Move Tomorrow

I have terrible workout habits. I go several weeks without stepping foot in the gym. And then serveral days with my gym clothes in my car, so that I can go right after work (we all know how that goes). Tonight, I went for the first time in about two weeks. There were lots of squats. And lunges. And a terrible thing called a burpee wall-ball, as if burpees aren’t awful enough, someone got the genius idea to add throwing a medicine ball into the mix. Read More This Open Thread is Not Going to Move Tomorrow

100-Day Burpee Challenge: This One Is in the Books!

One hundred days, one burpee added for each day.  If you started with us the first week of January, you should be finishing up this week. So let’s celebrate! Read More 100-Day Burpee Challenge: This One Is in the Books!

100-Day Burpee Challenge: Week Two!

It appears that the days of five-minute workouts are over. *Sigh*  As week two comes to an end and week three begins, how are you all feeling? Any stronger? Is your form getting better, or does it falter as the reps increase? I’m on day 16, and I’ve been catching myself getting sloppy around rep 10, but then really pushing myself for the last five, and even mixing it up and doing the pushup part with no knee. One of the things I’m trying to work on as the number increases is to resist the urge to just bang them out, and instead, take the extra few minutes and do them properly (or as properly as I can). This makes it harder, but I tend to feel like I’m cheating myself if I half-ass it.

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2012 Fitness Challenge: 100 Days of Burpees

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! Read More 2012 Fitness Challenge: 100 Days of Burpees