Whether you love them or hate them, the burpee is an effective exercise that builds strength and challenges your cardiovascular system all at once. If that weren't enough, burpees also help you develop killer abs.
The burpee requires no equipment and is an efficient, functional movement because it works every part of your body. There are several variations, but for the purpose of this 30-day challenge and to make sure everybody can participate, here are three levels:
- Level: Beginner Burpee: Standing to plank position, return to standing.
- Level 2: Basic Burpee: Standing to plank position, return to standing with a jump.
- Level 3: Beast Burpee: Standing to plank position, push-up, return to standing with a jump.
Stacy's Fitness video shows you how to do these moves.
Benefits of the 30-Day Burpee Challenge
When done correctly, this challenge can improve your strength, endurance, general fitness, and boost your weight loss because it cranks up your heart rate and metabolism.
The burpee challenge takes a few minutes a day and requires no financial investment or equipment. It's an extremely efficient way to challenge your body and improve your fitness.
What is Involved in the 30-Day Burpee Challenge?
Because burpees are an intense exercise and can be hard on your knees and back, this challenge is designed to progressively increase the number you do each day over the course of 30 days. You'll have days where you'll have fewer burpees and others when you'll rest to allow your body to recover and prevent injuries.
Want to show off? Do the bonus-day challenge (day 31) to complete the 60 burpees at once and earn a 1,000 Burpee Badge (1,000 burpees within 31 days).
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