Greetings, Challengers! How has this week gone? Depending on when you started this challenge, this week marks the halfway point!
In honor of hitting 50 days, I give you this gem:
Enjoy! And let’s discuss in the comments how you’re feeling halfway there!
26 replies on “100-Day Burpee Challenge: Week Seven”
Ok, I’ve been avoiding this challenge, but then POM posted her arm photos, and I got on board. Technically, I made the entire family Slay get on board. We’re only an day three, but we’ve been having fun doing it together.
I’m only on day 7, so I’m just now getting up to where I can feel it. I’ve been doing a lot of yoga, so my arms are pretty much in a constant state of jellyfish, but I’m really starting to feel badass! I have a question though, when you jump from plank back to your feet, do you turn your knees out, or do you try to keep them parallel? I’ve been trying to keep them parallel, and my lower inner abs have been screaming all week.
Thanks for the awesome challenge!
I think you would want to try and keep your knees from turning out. You want to bring yourself back to a good squatting position before that last jump, and turning your knees out puts a lot of strain on the joint. Keeping them parallel will work those pesky inner thigh and lower ab muscles that are tough to isolate.
Way to go on your first week, may there be many more to follow!
I’ve been eyeing this since I noticed you posted it (I noticed it last week).
I’m still sick but I’m seriously considering starting this challenge once I get better. I like the idea of doing one more each day. Â I need to get back to being fit.
I like that it’s a tough exercise, but starting with one and adding one more each day makes it much more accessible and easier to start than say, going out and running a mile.
I hope you feel better and up to joining in very soon!
Ok – I’m going to start this tonight and hope my gammy foot doesn’t rebel on me. All your talk of rocking upper-body strength is drawing me in…
You can always do pushups with me since I’m on injured reserve with a torn up ankle!
I saw this and decided to make my boyfriend do it with me. Burpee one is happening today! You guys are badass.
I miss my amazing upper body strength. Those muscles are making a comeback! I’m going to be buff and badass like Sarah Connor.
I just did burped number one! I have zero upper body strength, so hopefully this will help. I’m hoping to do my first tough mudder this summer, and I definitely need to toughen up and increase my overall badassery before then. Go team burpees!
You’re definitely going to want to do serious training for the Mudder. That’s hardcore. But the burpees are a gret start!!! Welcome to the challenge!
Thank you, I’m happy to be here! Have you done a mudder before? I’ve only talked to guys that have done them, so I’d love some female perspective.
I’ve done warrior dash (which is a 5k) but I haven’t done a Mudder. Several people I work with and a group from my gym have, though. It’s really intense and grueling. Most people take 5 hours or so to complete it. The pa one is walking practically in my back yard, but it’s two weeks before I’m getting married and I don’t think bruise purple will match my dress.
My cousin did Warrior Dash on crutches one year. The badass genes in my family clearly skipped me.
Whoa. That’sâ€¦ I don’t even have words. I was able bodied and had enough trouble getting through it. it took me 20 minutes longer than I foaled myself at. I hope my ankle is all healed up and I can do it again this year.
I’ve heard warrior dash is pretty fun. My boyfriend did it last year, and we’re thinking of doing it together this year. Congrats on your upcoming wedding, I can understand why you wouldn’t want to be purple for it
I just started last week, so I’m up to 5 today. I had to shovel really heavy snow this morning too…but five should be okay.
I used to have awesome upper body strength, so I’m looking forward to regaining that eventually.
I’ve never had any upper body strength, so having some is pretty badass.
This will definitely help you get that upper body strength back!
Okay, so I tried one. I ended up flopping on the floor like a dying fish and I may have said some not very nice things about the person who invented this stupid exercise and his/her mother. Â Then I recovered by watching three episodes of House Hunters on the couch.
I need one of those old people workouts where the instructor cheers if you lift your arms above your shoulders.
We can arange that.
Screw you and the burpees you jumped in on, @queSarahSarah.
I mean, it’s going awesome, and I absolutely do not curse your name with each of my 50+ reps every single damn day. I do have to acknowledge that my arms are completely jacked and awesome and that I can do real push-ups and that my endurance is getting better every day.
I love you, POM!!! I’m really impressed, too. Like half of the guys from my gym have had to drop out for one reason or another (and they’re workout everyday types), and you’re still going strong.
I still feel like I’m cheating because I have to modify the jumps because of my old lady knees.
I have halted my numbers (I was on sixteen or something) to finetune the complete movement and I’m getting finally close to doing five in a row without arms flailing and not-really-jumping. I think I’m going to up the numbers from next week.
That’s great!!! It’s not an easy movement by any means. It’s meant to kick your ass.