It’s been a rough couple of weeks. I came down with a severe case of bronchitis and was laid out for over a week. I was forced to take time out of the gym and just sleep and eat. Resting is a very difficult thing for me to do, especially resting without going to the gym. Despite a little lingering cough and runny nose I’m on the mend and back to my routine. My husband and I also signed up for a Tough Mudder race in September. Now I have something specific to train for, and you can bet I’ll be taking you along with me – starting with this week’s burpee challenge!
This workout can be done anywhere and in under 8 minutes. If you’re not familiar with the dreaded burpee, you will be after the burpee ladder challenge. Ask any semi-experienced gym goer how they feel about burpees and they will tell you, with a sigh, about their love/hate relationship with the burpree. That’s because they are anaerobically challenging, but also an effective full body workout. I will often throw in a set of 10 burpees between sets or circuits to keep my heart rate up. This week I added the burpee ladder to the end of a 4 mile run. The run being part of Tough Mudder training.
Be sure to give yourself additional rest time if needed. You can always work up to 15 second rest periods. If you are a burpee beast, add a pushup.
I’ve included two burpee examples: the first without a pushup and the second with a pushup.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you did. Good luck!
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