8.08.2012

Workout Wednesday!

Alternate Title: Burpees Suck. The End.

I think that pretty much sums up my feelings on the exercise.  I know, I know - they are supposed to be one the best full body exercises because they mix strength and cardio, but no matter how many times I do them, they never get easier.  Which, honestly, I find quite annoying because the movement itself is super simple and they produce results when you do more than 4 in a workout.  (I might have found my underlying problem as to why they don't get easier, but who really wants to do 100 for time? lame And yes, that is a challenge that people do in real life.)

Burpee Basics:

:: Start standing up
:: Drop to the ground
:: Kick your feet out to a push-up position
:: Do a push-up
:: Bring your feet back to your chest
:: Perform a jump squat
:: Repeat as many times as you see fit (because you're crazy)





Yesterday I did a speedy lunchtime workout, because I had plans to meet up with some lovely ladies I had not seen in forever after work... I only had time for 6 rounds of 3 exercises, but still managed to break a nice sweat:

:: 10 burpees
:: 25-30 (varied) ab exercise - crunches, plank, bicycle crunches, etc.
:: 25-30 (varied) leg exercise - squats, lunges, jump split squats, mountain climbers, etc.

As much as I dislike burpees, I always give myself a little pat on the back for doing them, especially when I do them without Brad forcing me.  Now my next challenge is to do them regularly enough that they eventually get more tolerable - because let's face it, I will probably never enjoy them.

No Cheers to burpees!

BB





2 comments

Erica said...

I like to call them 'barfees'. That's just me...

blsmith6 said...

Perfect! haha