Join Us For The 30 Burpees For 30 Days Challenge

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With the intention to join an obstacle race this June, I made a spontaneous decision to do the 30 burpees for 30 days challenge by Joe De Sena (founder of Spartan Race); the penalty for not being able to complete an obstacle are burpees! I began this morning, doing the burpees in succession (with 30 seconds break between sets of 10). It certainly got me out of my groggy state of mind.

Would you like to join us (Andrea and Jules) in taking up the challenge? I will be resetting my own counter to zero, and shall restart the challenge tomorrow with them and several friends. So, let’s use this opportunity to get started on making fitness a habit together.

How to do burpees?

How to do a burpee, Spartan Race

Why Should You Take Up The Challenge?

  • This is a simple way to make fitness workouts into a habit and routine
  • It takes no more than 5 minutes to complete 30 burpees (no excuses about have no time)
  • It will be ‘fun’ to do torturous burpees together (those taking the challenge are your training buddies and we will accountable to each other.)
  • This is a great movement snack to get your blood pumping when feeling fatigued

Burpees Challenge Guidelines

  • Complete 30 burpees daily for 30 days
  • The burpee variation used can be seen in the above chart
  • The quality of your burpees matter (i.e. Keep your core tight when doing the pushup and be mindful of your back)
  • You don’t have to do 30 burpees in one go (i.e. Break it up into smaller sets and do it throughout the day. But you need to do at least 5 burpees in one set)
  • On the last day, you should be at least be able to do 20 burpees at one go, before proceeding to the last 10.

Up For It?

I will be doing the 30 burpees in addition to my workouts and runs. We shall begin the challenge on 7 March 2014 and end on 5 April 2014 (use your local time zone and dates). Let me know in the comments section below, Twitter or Google+ if you will be doing the challenge.

  1. Anonymous says

    These really do work well! Especially for warming up.

    1. says

      On Day 4 of the challenge, 30 burpees still feel like more than a warmup when done consecutively. Hahaha. Are you doing the challenge too?

      1. Anonymous says

        Yeah. Might need to bump it up to 60. Haha! No I didn’t do the challenge. However I think I’ll be starting today and do 30 days in April.

        1. says

          Gosh… No thanks. Lol. I did 60 once during the challenge. My performance and form got worse after.

          There will probably be a new challenge a few days after the first. Perhaps you’d like to join us for that instead. 😉

          1. Anonymous says

            I’ll be looking forward to it.

  2. Harris Tan says

    A little late here, but I’ll start on mine today, for 30 days. It gets easier as the days pass, right?

    1. says

      4 months late in my reply. I don’t think it gets easier until day 20 if you are doing standard burpees; not the half-assed ones you see at obstacle races when participants are tired from doing their 3rd set of 30. Hahaha.

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