When I taught bootcamp over the summer I loved adding burpees into the circuits. They are one of my favorites to add to workouts. Burpees really are a full body exercise.
If you try the variation below you’ll be adding even more full body power, and a bit more burn too.
We’re going to start a burpee challenge next Monday and this will be the move. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning bright and early I’ll post the burpee workout for the day. The workout should take 10 minutes or less, so not a huge time committment.
The goal of this 4 week challenge is to add something new to your workout, and at the end hopefully be able to do 100 consecutive burpees! This is going to be a bit more advanced than the 100 push up or sit up challenges, but with every part to the burpee you can modify it to your liking.
The Burpee Blast
Begin in a standing position
Bend your knees and place your hands on the ground at shoulder width in front of your feet.
Jump of step back into high plank
*Modification: Do all the following moves on your knees
Bring your right knee to your left elbow
Then your left knee to your right elbow
Slowly drop your chest towards the ground and complete 1 push up
Then perform 4 mountain climbers. Jump your right foot forward
Then stitch your left foot forward. Back and forth so that each foot in forward twice.
Jump or step your feet back towards your hand.
Stand up and complete one jump tuck
Jump your knees up toward your hands
*Modification: just jump straight up into the air avoiding the jump tuck
And that’s one Burpee Blast.
Here’s what it is all together now: standing –> crouching –> plank –> knee cross to opposite elbow (1 each leg) –> 1 push up –> 4 mountain climbers (2 each leg) –> crouching –> standing –> jump tuck
It’s a pretty challenging move, but has so many working parts to it. Like I noted, you can perform the sections in plank on your knees. I highly suggest using a yoga mat because your knees may get a bit sore after a while.
The jump tuck at the end is a super challenging part so only add that if you feel comfortable doing it safely. Remember to engage your abs during the moves to keep your body in a straight line.
Join the challenge: Sometime before Monday do as many Burpee Blasts as you can. I’ll be posting 2 workouts depending on where you fall in your initial test. Leave a comment with as many as you complete!
When I tried I knocked out 20 Burpee Blasts. It only took about 3-4 minutes but because burpees are so intense I was quite sweaty.
Are you in? Let me know! This is going to be an awesome challenge that will end right before Christmas. What a great present for yourself
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