Don't want to get too tired putting this on top of the other exercise I do,.so I'm gonna start with five.
Five burpees a day for 5 days. 6 a day for 6 days. 7 for 7. And so on up to ten. I might need to use a calendar. I will have at least one rest day per week.
I'll be doing burpees like this:
squat down put hands to floor next to feet
Hop feet back to a full plank
Do a pushup
Jump feet back to a crouch again
Leap up as high as possible, drawing knees up to chest.
(i would clap hands above head on the jump but my room doesn't have the space)
Just did first five. Hmmm if its too easy, I may do five per minute for five minutes, five days. Six/min for 6 minutes six days, up to ten.
created a workout just for this challenge: Burpee Challenge.
Check my workouts if you want.
Your not getting anything unless you push your self
Finished two days. I did some dips in the park last night, and today the last two minutes of five burpees were SO TOUGH.
Took a rest day. Been doing other stuff too and woke up not sore really but with that fatigue that feels deep. I've learned to listen to my body a little more especially now that I'm an old man and don't bounce back as quickly.
back in it today, tho
Your corrected one sounds like a good challenge. I'm in!
Ok my profile is public thanks for the notice.
The Burpee workout is pretty simple just five sets of one minute burpees. I tried putting in 45 second burpees with rest periods just so I could have the "trainer" voice giving you verbal cues as to what set you're on "round three finished" but I have yet to make it really work. whatever it's just five sets count it yourself haha.
When I bump up to six in a day or two I will make a new, separate workout.
Okay 1st one done. Last round was pretty tough to get through. The challenge is rolling.
Finished day 5. Gonna make a new workout for six per minute for six minutes. I'll keep the five for a while though it's a good basic one you can do as many times as you want.
Well skimble had let me create three workouts but then wouldn't let me delete only one to create another so...
I edited the Burpee challenge workout. Hopefully that works, I've had weird experiences with editing workouts and the app completely messing it up, like reading the old script over the new workout...
Maybe I just gotta clear my cache.
I will be using this new workout, and stopping after round six, until I bump up. All ten rounds are there but I'm not sure I'll EVER do them considering how I've felt after five.
I guess that's why it's a challenge with a buildup.
Just finished day one of six for six for six. Hopefully by the sixth day the last two rounds get easier.
The new Burpee challenge workout works great. I cleared my cache so that might have helped with the edited workout problem.
Last of the 5 rounds done today! I can look forward to 6 rounds tomorrow!
I Did day two of 6/6/6 yesterday but couldn't really finish. (last two rounds did like 5 and 3) That's okay I've been pretty active otherwise. I think this challenge needs some rest days.
I also realized that with burpees the way I do them I'm doing 25 pushups in 5 minutes and bumping that up to 36 in six minutes. Normally I think that would be doable but with all whats in a Burpee..well it's tough... And with the ultimate goal being 100 burpees/100 push ups in ten minutes!
Anyway my point is I plan on waiting a day in between challenge days to do other stuff and let my Burpee body rest and rebuild. I am not discouraged missing the goal number on day 2 of 6/6/6, I figure by day 6 I'll be doing it fine and ready to attempt 7/7/7
My arms were all trembly during round 6. But I got through it!
Day three of 666 finished (hail satan)
Did last two rounds a bit slower and waited the last round until the last twenty seconds, but I did it all!
When I jump up and am meant to bring my knees to my chest. I always end up hitting the ground really hard which is bad for my ankles and knees. So I end up only bending my knees 20 degrees or so...
Oh wow just did day four of 666 before breakfast. With nothing in me I felt weak like I couldn't do it especially round five and six but oddly enough when I pushed my body and just started to do it, somehow it came through. DAY FOUR COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY
I just gotta say this challenge really fits what I want cuz
a) its CHALLENGING
and b) it progresses toward a goal while improving my body. I can feel the difference as I build up my body and then the next level breaks me back down again
The other challenges I see on here all seem to just say "do the same thing for x number of days"
If you can do the first day, the other days aren't really a challenge now are they? (except for challenging your commitment to a schedule I guess)
C'mon ppl this is one kick your a$$ challenge and it progresses to keep kickin your a$$. (I want the motivation of other ppl sharing this challenge with me, is what I'm saying here)
I created a really simple tracking sheet for the challenge you can view and hopefully download and or print it here:
You can, of course, make your own, or just use a calender and mark off days with a special symbol or color.
Im not very experienced with google drive so let me know if you tried and couldnt print or download.
I just gonna hang it on my wall, make whatever notes on it each day and then cross off each square with a big red x as I complete the days.
Day five of the sixer set done, one more day til I bump to seven. I have a feeling there will be no "getting comfortable" with this challenge. As soon as I start to think my current level is doable, it bumps up.
Still can't imagine ever doing tens.