burpees

Be FFAB! Workout of the Week II

100 Burpees for Time I know.

This is insane.

It really is.

And, even if you don't already despise burpees (which, chances are you do!), you will likely despise them after this. That's what happened to me... This exact workout was on the programming at my box a few months ago and I walked in excited and walked out totally whooped! I vividly remember feeling winded at 30, and panicking a little thinking "I'm not going to make it!" Of course I did but two days later I could hardly move my arms! Sign of a good workout, or insanity? You be the judge! :)

Yesterday, Karlye and had a similar reaction to this workout we did yesterday (another one from the programming at my box):

10 Thrusters 10 Over-the-bar burpees 8 Thrusters 8 Over-the-bar burpees 6 Thrusters 6 Over-the-bar burpees 4 Thrusters 4 Over-the-bar burpees 2 Thrusters 2 Over-the-bar burpees

Of course neither of "enjoyed" the burpees, but we did enjoy getting in a really good workout in less than 10 minutes! That's the beauty of burpees, right? No equipment needed, explosive and the perfect OMG-my-heart-rate-is-up movement, to make even the shortest workout feel tough!

So, how about giving it a try? If 100 seems way out of your league, try just 50 or 25. Don't forget to time yourself, too, so you can retest in a few months and see if you're any faster!

Do you hate burpees? 

Have you ever done 50 or 100 burpees for time? 

Valentine's Day Workout

Hey friends! It's a snowy day in DC, but no excuses, right?  You can do this workout in the house with no equipment! And you really only have to convince yourself to get moving for 10 minutes! It's just 10 minutes long! (Granted, you should definitely warmup and cool down which will tack on time, but once you get going you'll be glad you did!) And what's Valentine's Day without a little workout?

Note: If you can't do push-ups with good form (no snaking, as they say in CrossFit) then lower to your knees or do incline pushups! If you can't jump in your apartment or wherever you live, swap the jump squats with air squats or lunges. However, if you decide to do lunges I would suggest 10 on each leg, not 10 altogether (too easy)! Alright Valentines, feel the burn!

Valentine's-Day-WorkoutOh wait, burpees not your thing? Read why they're good for you from Rx Review!

Interesting fact from the article: At the 2012 CrossFit Open, one of the workouts was as many burpees as possible in 7 minutes! The winner that year completed 161! That's amazing! 

How many could you get?